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First Aid Kit

January 15th, 2015

Formed:
2007 in Enskede, Sweden

Genre:
Alternative

Years Active:
'00s, '10s






First Aid Kit

Biography

First Aid Kit are a Swedish duo comprising sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg, whose vocal harmonies and woodsy, folk-influenced songwriting take influence from the likes of Fleet Foxes and Joanna Newsom. Hailing from suburban Enskede, the siblings began composing songs as young teenagers in 2007. The home-recorded “Tangerine” enjoyed airplay on Swedish radio later that summer, and the debut EP Drunken Trees helped expand the girls' audience upon its release in April 2008. The London-based Wichita Records reissued Drunken Trees one year later, bolstering its track list with a reverent Fleet Foxes cover and three additional songs performed live in a Swedish forest. The duo then set to work on a full-length album, balancing schoolwork with the recording sessions. The Big Black & the Blue was released in 2010, and was followed by a request from Jack White to record a single at his Third Man Studios, which resulted in their cover of Buffy Sainte-Marie's “Universal Soldier.” They struck up a friendship with Conor Oberst and appeared live with Bright Eyes on tour, before they entered the studio with the band's guitarist Mike Mogis for their third release, Lion's Roar, which arrived in early 2012. The lead single “Emmylou” was a mild success in the U.S., and was listed by Rolling Stone as their tenth best single of the year in 2012. Their creative relationship with Oberst was cemented in 2014 when the sisters sang backing vocals on his solo album Upside-Down Mountain, and that same year the duo released Stay Gold, their first album on the major label Columbia. ~ Andrew Leahey & Scott Kerr, Rovi

Top Albums


1. America – EP

2. Stay Gold

3. The Lion's R..

4. iTunes Sessi..

5. Drunken Tree..

6. The Big Blac..

7. Emmylou – Si..

8. Wolf – Singl..

9. Glad That Yo..

10. Blue – Singl..

11. Ghost Town -..

12. We Are Gonna..

13. The Lion's R..

14. Universal So..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price
1.

My Silver Lining Stay Gold 3:35 $1.29
2.

America America – EP 3:38 $1.29
3.

Stay Gold Stay Gold 4:11 $1.29
4.

Brother America – EP 3:30 $1.29
5.

Emmylou Lion's Roar (Bonus Trac.. 4:18 $0.99
6.

Walk Unafraid Wild (Original Motion Pictu.. 5:17 $1.29
7.

Wolf (Bonus Track) Lion's Roar (Bonus Trac.. 3:40 $0.99
8.

Lion's Roar Lion's Roar (Bonus Trac.. 5:07 $0.99
9.

My Silver Lining (Stockholm Session) America – EP 3:43 $1.29
10.

Master Pretender Stay Gold 3:47 $1.29
11.

Waitress Song Stay Gold 4:04 $1.29
12.

Cedar Lane Stay Gold 4:43 $1.29
13.

Stay Gold (Stockholm Session) America – EP 4:09 $1.29
14.

Long Time Ago Stay Gold 4:01 $1.29
15.

Shattered & Hollow Stay Gold 4:04 $1.29
16.

Wolf Wolf – Single 3:40 $1.29
17.

Universal Soldier Universal Soldier – Single 3:24 $0.99
18.

Ghost Town Big Black and the Blue (Del.. 4:47 $0.99
19.

When I Grow Up Ghost Town – Single 3:35 $1.29
20.

King of the World Lion's Roar (Bonus Trac.. 3:38 $0.99
21.

I Found a Way Lion's Roar (Bonus Trac.. 4:13 $0.99
22.

Winter Is All Over You Big Black and the Blue (Del.. 3:39 $0.99
23.

Tiger Mountain Peasant Song Drunken Trees EP 3:02 $0.99
24.

Hard Believer Big Black and the Blue (Del.. 3:40 $0.99
25.

Ghost Town Ghost Town – Single 4:47 $1.29

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