May 11, 2010 9:56 AM
Throw U2, Coldplay, Radiohead, and a fresh new take on back-to-basics Rock 'N Roll into a blender, and you've got Civil Twilight ($8). With a little help from exposure on TV shows like "One Tree Hill" and "House," this trio from South Africa is no longer playing churches and garages. On their first studio album, "Letters From The Sky," is magical, passionate and haunting - not to be outdone by "Human," "Save Yourself," and "Next To Me." A solid performance from newcomers we're sure to hear from again.