Free Music on NoiseTrade…The Civil Wars

live_at_eddies_hi_res[1]I love finding out about new artists and even those who have been around longer and just love their fans. NoiseTrade helps artists build their fan email lists by giving away free music in exchange for email addresses and postal codes. They also have amazing “sampler” albums, which is a great way to learn about new artists depending on your tastes in music.

So in anticipation of a “possible” new album release on June 11, 2013, I wanted to mention the link that started it all. I LOVE The Civil Wars. Obsessed is more like it. The Americana, indie-folk duo, Joy Williams and John Paul White have the most beautiful voices. They played at Eddie’s Attic in Decatur, Georgia in 2008 and created a free EP of that performance on the internet. They had over 500,000 requests! In 2011, they released their first studio album, Barton Hollow. Big success!

Then terrible news for fans…November 2012, they went on hiatus citing, “internal discord and irreconcilable differences of ambition”.

But now there is some hinting around that something will be released June 11, 2013. The link on Vine is cryptic and who knows what will happen. But here is the free download of how it all started. It’s also nice to “tip” even if you can only do a buck.

Who doesn’t love watching live music performances? So I had to add this. It was VERY difficult choosing only one.


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