THE CIVIL WARS’ “DUST TO DUST” MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERES
SELF-TITLED SOPHOMORE ALBUM DEBUTED AT #1 ON BILLBOARD 200
DUO NOMINATED AT THE 2013 CMA AWARDS
The music video for The Civil Wars’ new single, “Dust to Dust,” premiered today at VEVO, CMT.com and VH1.com and will make its broadcast debut this Saturday, October 5 on VH1’s “Top 20 Video Countdown.” The video has also been added at VH1 and CMT Pure. Edited by 1504 Pictures, the footage was filmed in Paris by Becky Fluke in March 2011 and at The Art House studio by 1504 Pictures in September 2012.
Of the video, Joy Williams comments, “When we re-discovered what we’d once thought to be lost footage from two years ago, these forgotten images from a trip to Paris strangely seemed fitting for the feel of ‘Dust To Dust.’ For me, it’s like stepping back in time. Hope you can also enjoy these simple moments captured in one of the world's most beautiful cities.”
“Dust to Dust” is the second single from the acclaimed duo’s self-titled sophomore album, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart in the U.S. upon its release in August—far and away the duo’s best single-week performance and their highest chart position to date (Sensibility Music/Columbia Records). The Civil Wars has also seen success internationally, debuting at #1 in Canada, #2 in the U.K. and #3 in Ireland.
In addition to this commercial success, the band is nominated for “Vocal Duo of the Year” at the 2013 CMA Awards, which will air live November 6 at 8 P.M. ET on ABC. Moreover, “Dust to Dust” will be featured prominently in a pivotal scene in the upcoming remake of “Carrie.” The movie will be released by MGM and Sony Pictures on October 18.
The Civil Wars is the follow-up to the band’s two-time Grammy-winning, RIAA Gold certified debut album, Barton Hollow. Released to widespread critical praise, Rolling Stone asserts, “…no pop act makes outsize romantic dysfunction sound as extravagantly pretty as the Civil Wars,” while Billboard describes it as “impressive,” and Ann Powers of NPR Music calls it, “…powerful, rewarding music.” Additionally, USA Today declares “The One That Got Away,” as a “…bluesy, pining single” and Entertainment Weekly asserts, “a crackling, morose blues-rock ballad…that swells with moments of fury.”
For more information, please contact Asha Goodman (615.320.7753) or Carla Sacks (212.741.1000) at Sacks & Co. or Kelly McWilliam at Columbia Records (310-272-2168).
The Civil Wars Track Listing:
1. The One That Got Away
2. I Had Me a Girl
3. Same Old Same Old
4. Dust to Dust
6. Devil’s Backbone
7. From This Valley
8. Tell Mama
9. Oh Henry
11. Sacred Heart