Exclusive: Civil Wars unveil new song 'I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day'
The duo - made up of Joy Williams and John Paul White - have covered the classic Christmas carol 'I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day' for a new festival compilation album Holidays Rule.
Listen to the song below:
The record also features fun. performing 'Sleigh Ride', Paul McCartney's rendition of 'The Christmas Song' and Rufus Wainwright singing 'Baby, It's Cold Outside'.
The LP is available to download on October 29 in the UK and a day later in the US.
The Civil Wars previously featured on the Hunger Games movie soundtrack on a song titled 'Kingdom Come'.
Their debut album Barton Hollow entered the UK charts at number 13 earlier this year and peaked at ten in the US.
The Holidays Rule tracklisting appears below:
1. fun. - 'Sleigh Ride'
2. The Shins - 'Wonderful Christmas'
3. Rufus Wainwright - 'Baby, It's Cold Outside'
4. Paul McCartney - 'The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)'
5. Black Prairie - '(Everybody's Waitin' For) The Man with the Bag'
6. The Civil Wars - 'I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day'
7. Calexico - 'Green Grows the Holly'
8. AgesandAges - 'We Need a Little Christmas'
9. Holly Golightly - 'That's What I Want for Christmas'
10. Irma Thomas - 'May Ev'ry Day Be Christmas'
11. Heartless Bastards - 'Blue Christmas'
12. Eleanor Friedbeger - Santa, Bring My Baby Back (to Me)'
13. Fruit Bats - 'It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas'
14. Y la Bamba - 'Senor Santa'
15. Punch Brothers - 'O Come, O Come, Emmanuel'
16. The Head and the Heart - 'What Are You Doing New Year's Eve?'
17. Andrew Bird - 'Auld Lang Syne'