Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Trademark-Infringing Tune Tuesdays: Season 2 VOL II

Because this is the off season and there's nothing better to do, because there are approximately 2,357,861 days until football season (that's just a guesstimate, give or take a few), and because it's Tuesday and you need a pick-me-up, I'm presenting "Trademark-Infringing Tune Tuesdays". Trademark-Infringing Tune Tuesdays is an off-topic post that will feature a band playing a song by a different band each week. Some you may have heard and, hopefully, some will be completely new to you.

In keeping with the theme of what is apparently becoming Civil Wars Day in the blAUgosphere, today's Trademark-Infringing Tune comes from the up and coming duo. In November of 2009 (exactly a week before that colossal near-miss of an Iron Bowl that year, in fact) the Civil Wars played their second show ever at Eddie's Attic in Decatur, GA, proving that the Tigers weren't the only thing on the cusp of awesome that year.

The performance (the show, not the football game) was one of the world's first glimpses at the Civil Wars. The show was recorded and released as a free download. Not included on that download was a cover of Michael Jackson's Billie Jean. Fortunately for you, the Youtubes does include it! Enjoy.

Even with the lighthearted mood of that particular cover, you can hear the haunting vocals and chemistry of Joy Williams's and John Paul White's great sound. If you liked that, do yourself a favor and get their album, Barton Hollow which was released earlier this year.

Tune in next week when Trademark-Infringing Tune Tuesdays will feature........ another band playing a song by a different band!

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