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First Aid Kit

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 The Lion's Roar, which arrived in early 2012. The lead single "Emmylou" was listed by Rolling Stone as the tenth best single of the year, and the LP debuted at number one in Sweden. It also charted in several other countries, including the U.S., where it reached number 65 on the Billboard 200 and the Top Five of the Americana/folk chart. The sisters' creative relationship with Oberst was cemented in 2014 when they 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. It hit number one in Sweden and Norway, and charted in the Top 25 in several European countries, the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Stay Gold went on to win Album of the Year at Sweden's Grammis. After two years of touring, festivals, and international TV appearances (including a cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "America" for Late Show with David Letterman), First Aid Kit headed to Portland, Oregon to record their third full-length album. The lead single "It's a Shame" saw release in the fall of 2017. ~ Andrew Leahey & Scott Kerr
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First Aid Kit

Top Songs by
First Aid Kit

  1.   Song
  2.   Emmylou
  3.   Blue
  4.   The Lion's Roar
  5.   My Silver Lining
  6.   It's a Shame
  7.   Ghost Town
  8.   In the Hearts of Man
  9.   I Met Up With the King
  10.   Tiger Mountain Peasant Song
  11.   Heavy Storm
  12.   Stay Gold
  13.   Cedar Lane
  14.   King of the World
  15.   You are the Problem Here
  16.   This Old Routine
  17.   America
  18.   Postcard
  19.   Tangerine
  20.   Wolf
  21.   Jagadamba, You Might
  22.   Walk Unafraid
  23.   Waitress Song
  24.   Wills of the River
  25.   You're Not Coming Home Tonight
  26.   Our Own Pretty Ways
  27.   Brother
  28.   Shattered & Hollow
  29.   Master Pretender
  30.   When I Grow Up
  31.   Sailor Song
  32.   In the Morning
  33.   Hard Believer
  34.   Winter is All Over You
  35.   A Long Time Ago
  36.   Heaven Knows
  37.   Fleeting One
  38.   The Bell
  39.   Dance to Another Tune
  40.   To a Poet
  41.   Josefin
  42.   Waltz for Richard
  43.   Cross Oceans
  44.   I Just Needed a Friend
  45.   Pervigilo
  46.   Marianne's Son
  47.   Little Moon
  48.   I Found a Way
  49.   A Window Opens
  50.   New Year's Eve

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