With the much anticipated release of the “Civil Wars” new self-titled album on August 6, there has been a lot of speculation as to what is happening with the duo. This New York Times article includes an interview with Williams about why her and John Paul no longer speak. “This is my life, and my life is on this album. And if you want to know what happened to the band, listen to the album.” Such a bummer that they, as of now, won’t be performing the new album live, but it also adds to the emotions that this band tends to pull out of you. Let’s hope that success of this new album will bring these two brooding geniuses back together. c.