Your tears don't shake my world like Britney Spears.

LISTEN: First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar

I was first introduced to First Aid Kit via their sublime performance of “You’re Not Coming Home Tonight” on Youtube. Two years have passed since then, the Söderberg sisters had gone on to release a debut album, as well as recorded a single for Jack White‘s boutique label Third Man Records, which is a quite impressive feat. While they surely both have grown and matured much, two things remain the same: their world-weary, melancholy folk harmonies, and their habit of hanging out in forests. Their upcoming sophomore album, “The Lion’s Roar”, was recorded in Nebraska, promising a full-band sound, and the lead single of the same name might in fact be the best thing I’ve heard from the duo so far. It still astounds me to hear these two Swedish girls sing the blues like they were born and raised in the South all their lives. Age and geography ain’t got nothing on them! If you’re a follower of the nu-folk wave of Fleet Foxes or Bon Iver, you’re in for a treat. Watch the gorgeous music video for “The Lion’s Roar”, or stream the radio edit right below.

 

 


STREAM: First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar (Radio Edit)

 

The new single is out now. The album drops on January 24th, 2012 via Wichita Recordings.
More on First Aid Kit.

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2 responses

  1. Oh, how I love First Aid Kit…it does seem odd that the best of Sweden’s indie bands have to go to the UK before they get properly recognised in their motherland, however.

    I am just glad my first observations of Sweden’s music scene has not transpired to be true:

    http://thenorthernplights.com/2011/07/08/dispatch-7/

    November 30, 2011 at 10:31 AM

  2. I haven’t heard of these guys before, but thank-you. I’m now browsing YouTube listening to their other songs.

    December 1, 2011 at 4:30 AM

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