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Listen: The Civil Wars cover Elliott Smith’s “Between the Bars”

on February 06, 2014, 2:55pm

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: