Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Next Big Thing: First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit, a duo of startlingly talented and young sisters from Stockholm, show that Swedes not only do pop best, but they also kill at folk music. Take a look at the video of their acoustic cover of Fleet Foxes’ “Tiger Mountain Peasant Song” and tell me it doesn’t take your breath away (especially when backup sister Johanna Söderberg comes in). And “I Met Up With the King” (downloadable below, and also on JeffMix2010.02.21), with Klara’s feisty, world-weary vocals, lives up to the motto on their MySpace page: “We aim for the hearts, not the charts!”

First Aid Kit: I Met Up With the King (courtesy Wichita Records)
from the CD The Big Black & The Blue
MP3First Aid Kit - The Big Black and the Blue - I Met Up With the KingMYSPACEOFFICIAL SITE

And for more new sounds, make sure to subscribe to my latest podcast, JeffMix2010.02.21 (also on iTunes), featuring music from Drive-By Truckers, Los Campesinos!, The Radio Dept., and Jónsi, among others.

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