Despite being on a hiatus since 2012, The Civil Wars continue to release new music. Well, sort of. The duo have shared their cover of Elliott Smith’s Either/Or track “Between the Bars”. Listen to it at via NPR.
Produced by Rick Rubin and Charlie Peacock, the fragile and sobering rendition previously appeared on a vinyl-only covers EP of the same name, which The Civil Wars released back in November as part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday. The four-track collection — which also includes covers of Portishead and Michael Jackson — will finally see a digital release next week on February 11th.
Below, revisit Elliott Smith’s original version: