1. The Civil Wars : NPR Field Recordings

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    See more Field Recordings at: npr.org/series/144918893/field-recordings "A Song Of Loyalty, Before It's Tested" Joy Williams and John Paul White call their Grammy-winning band The Civil Wars, but the two have built a gentle, harmony-rich folk-pop sound in which warm chemistry more than counteracts the tension under the music's surface. Though not a couple themselves — each is married, and Williams just had a baby — they convey many hallmarks of a loving union, particularly in the way she stares at him sweetly as they sing. As most Civil Wars fans know by now, Williams and White recently announced that they've canceled all of their current tour dates in response to "internal discord and irreconcilable differences of ambition." This, naturally, has fueled talk of a breakup — the assurance that "our sincere hope is to have new music for you in 2013" doesn't specify whether that music would be made together or separately — which is a pretty crummy development for one of the most amiably appealing (not to mention best-selling) new bands to pop up in ages. Recorded in presumably happier times — during the Sasquatch! Music Festival in George, Wash., this past summer — this Field Recording captures the pair amid backstage grapevines as they sing beautifully between gusts of wind. In a bit of sad irony, the song they play ("Kingdom Come") is a reassuring ode to loyalty in hard times: "Don't you fret, my dear / It'll all be over soon," they sing in unison. "I'll be waiting here / For you." Here's hoping. -- STEPHEN THOMPSON Credits Producers: Mito Habe-Evans, Saidah Blount; Videographers: Jim Beckmann, Mito Habe-Evans, Scott Holpainen; Audio Engineers: Matt Ogaz, Kevin Wait; Production Assistant: Nick Michael; Special Thanks to Sasquatch! Music Festival, Live Nation; Executive Producers: Anya Grundmann, Keith Jenkins.

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    • Elizabeth & Ben Bruno: "I've Got This Friend"

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      Video by Cake Or Death Productions and Daniel Brown Music: The Civil Wars - "I've Got This Friend" Filmed in Nashville, TN. www.CakeOrDeathProductions.com

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      • Lost Art

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        FP 185 Filming an inanimate object 10.17.12 Song: My Father's Father by The Civil Wars

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        • 20 Years by the Civil Wars: A Remix Cover

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          Hello amazing Civil Wars song, meet my guitar, USB connected microphone, and autotuned version of my voice - technology is a beautiful thing!

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          • Poison & Wine

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            Starring: Megan Palumbo Filming/Editing: Dan Zielinski Music: The Civil Wars - Poison & Wine

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            • The Civil Wars on Austin City Limits "From This Valley"

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              The Civil Wars make their Austin City Limits debut on November 3rd. Check your local PBS listings for dates and times in your area. http://acltv.com

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              • Safe and Sound

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                Kelsey Lewis performs her cover of the song "Safe and Sound" from the hit movie "The Hunger Games" Originally by Taylor Swift featuring The Civil Wars. Hank Bentley on acoustic guitar. Shot by Jonathan Moon with a Canon XF300.

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                • Civil Wars "Barton Hallow"

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                  Live from 2012 Sasquatch

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                  • The Civil Wars LIVE @ Bonnaroo 2012

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                    The Civil Wars perform at Bonnaroo 2012. Camera Operator, Editor - Alex Blumberg All content owned by Billboard.com and respective copyright holders.

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                    • Civil Wars cover of "Billie Jean," Bonnaroo 2012

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