Really loving this right now. First Aid Kit is a duo from Sweden comprised of sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg. Often compared to Fleet Foxes (they cover “Tiger Mountain Peasant Song” on Drunken Trees), their music can be described as alt-country / indie-folk, well-written with incredibly beautiful harmonies, and a recognition and respect for musical traditions. Reminds me a little of Mumford and Sons and the Avett Brothers at times. They have three albums now: their debut Drunken Trees (2008), The Big Black and the Blue (2011), and Lion’s Roar (out today January 23rd, 2012, recorded in Oklahoma and produced by Bright Eyes’ Mike Mogis).
The Lion’s Roar
Emmylou (an ode to Emmylou Harris and June Carter)