I first started listening to First Aid Kit while studying abroad in Copenhange, DK. The two women above? You got it, they.are.First Aid Kit. They hail from a beautiful place called Sweden. The duo is made up of Johanna and Klara Soderberg. Yes, they are sisters – no surprise there, since all the bands I’ve recently highlighted have been groups comprising of sisters. However, in my search for women artists, killing it on the music scene, I seem to keep running into sister acts. It must be that sisters just make beautiful tunes!
Their music began circulating in 2008 with the release of their first album Drunken Trees EP. While they have consistently increased their listener base, it was bolstered by their cover of Fleet Foxes’ Tiger Mountain Peasant Song. This album has been followed by two others, equally interesting and thoughtful. Their vocals release folky harmonies that ranges from clear and sweet to somewhat rough and husky. It’s captivating to listen to their voices rolling over each note with defiance and clarity.
Give these two songs a listen!
Also, In addition to this week’s Vibrations, I offer a great music video that I found on this blog. Check out their dance moves. It seems their seriously moved by the universe.