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No Peace for the Civil Wars

The Civil Wars have a new album coming in less than a month -- even though the duo haven't spoken to each other since announcing they were going on hiatus last year.

Joy Williams and John Paul White abruptly announced their need for a break midway through a European tour, citing what they called "irreconcilable differences." And though Williams hopes they'll be able to get together to play the songs that appear on the self-titled album, which drops on August 6th, she doesn't sound overly optimistic.

She tells the Huffington Post "John Paul and I aren't speaking right now, but to me, that doesn't determine the outcome of the band, because if we're not speaking we can't determine the outcome of the band. So the other elephant in the room is what's happening with the band? The reality is I'm not even quite sure. This isn't some marketing ploy to make things more interesting for a second album. If you want to know what happened to the band, listen to the album."

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