Flavor of the Week: First Aid Kit
I cannot say enough about First Aid Kit. I first heard this Swedish sister duo when their cover of Fever Ray’s When I Grow Up blew up on the blogosphere. A few weeks later and they were already forgotten. Enter 2011 and news of a new album dropping early 2012; after hearing only two songs off The Lion’s Roar, I am anticipating a blockbuster LP.
The title track is a great intro to these young and extremely talented sisters. The Lion’s Roar highlights their unique and wide-ranging vocal talents. Johanna and Klara keep up an enticing, folksy harmony that is charming and oddly chilling all at the same time. Not to mention the strong stringed instrumentation that is present throughout their songs.
First Aid Kit will soon vault to the top of this movement we call indie-folk, and there will be plenty of people out there saying “I told you so”. I’m ashamed that I left them out to dry last year, but now seems like a great time to make amends. So pour yourself two fingers, sit back and enjoy the Flavor of the Week.
The Lion’s Roar
When I Grow Up (Fever Ray Cover)