Album Review: First Aid Kit
    • THURSDAY, JANUARY 26, 2012

    • Posted by: David Pitz

    First Aid Kit has been gunning for America for quite some time. A few years back Swedish Sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg found their first glimmers of fame here from miles away, riding a lovely YouTube stream from the forest to transatlantic desktops everywhere. Though a tribute ("Tiger Mountain Peasant Song") meant as a self-professed gift for the Fleet Foxes, the girls' joyful swoon and impeccable harmonies naturally found other eager recipients. A poignant collection of melody and lyrics in The Big Black and the Blue soon followed, and a slice of America's rich folk tradition was theirs for the taking. The girls' new offering The Lion's Roar suggests they prefer the whole pie this time around.

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