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Swedish sibling two-piece First Aid Kit are known for their beautiful interpretation of rootsy American folk, so it only makes sense that they would choose Friends as their favorite TV show: a beautiful interpretation of the rootsy American sitcom. I spoke to Klara, one half of the Kit, about Chandler, Monica, Ross — heck, the… More »

Earlier this summer, Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit wooed thousands of Lollapalooza attendees with their rootsy finger-picked ballads and lush harmonies inspired by the likes of Joan Baez and Buffy Sainte Marie. After their set — the trio played mostly from their gorgeous sophomore LP, The Lion’s Roar — I sat down with the… More »

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Artist Portraits From Lollapalooza 2015

The Midwest was hit with severe thunderstorms this past weekend, which forced Lollapalooza organizers to evacuate 100,000 or so festival-goers on Sunday. Despite the dangerou…
Stereogum | August 3, 2015 - 11:58 am
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Watch First Aid Kit’s Spine-Tingling Cover Of Simon & Garfunkel’s “America” On Letterman

I'm at least in the running for the world's biggest Simon & Garfunkel fan, and I also harbor some pretty intense adoration for the Swedish…
Caitlin White | May 8, 2015 - 11:03 am
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Watch First Aid Kit Play Graham Norton

Swedish folk rock duo First Aid Kit have proven that their music is fit for both talk shows and backwoods alike, so it's no surprise…
Aaron Lindenberg | February 2, 2015 - 4:26 pm
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Watch First Aid Kit Cover R.E.M.’s “Walk Unafraid” With Peter Buck

On the soundtrack of the new movie Wild the rootsy Swedish sister act First Aid Kit cover "Walk Unafraid," a song from R.E.M.'s 1998 album…
Tom Breihan | January 15, 2015 - 3:47 pm
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First Aid Kit – “Walk Unafraid” Video

Last month we heard First Aid Kit's cover of R.E.M.'s "Walk Unafraid" from the new Reese Witherspoon movie Wild. (Incidentally, we also heard the Swedish…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | December 19, 2014 - 2:56 pm

Watch First Aid Kit Play “My Silver Lining” On Ellen

In June, Swedish sisters First Aid Kit once again asserted their country's musical dominance by releasing Stay Gold, a pitch-perfect album-length interpretation of rootsy Americana.
Peter Helman | December 8, 2014 - 12:03 pm

First Aid Kit – “America” Video (Simon & Garfunkel Cover)

Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit have already covered Jack White and R.E.M. this year. Now they're covering another tune from the modern American songbook…
Chris DeVille | November 18, 2014 - 3:05 pm

First Aid Kit – “Walk Unafraid” (R.E.M. Cover)

First Aid Kit covered R.E.M.'s Up track "Walk Unafraid" for the soundtrack to Reese Witherspoon's new backpacking movie Wild. Whereas the original broods and jangle…
Chris DeVille | November 4, 2014 - 12:51 pm
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First Aid Kit – “Stay Gold” Video

The Swedish sisters in First Aid Kit deserve credit for their timing. They dropped the autumnal video for "Stay Gold," the Americana hymn that serve…
Tom Breihan | October 27, 2014 - 11:23 am

Watch Conor Oberst Perform “Lua” With First Aid Kit & Dawes

Conor Oberst is such a big deal that he can summon two different buzz bands to back him up at will. Or at least that…
Tom Breihan | August 27, 2014 - 5:08 pm
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Watch First Aid Kit Cover Jack White’s “Love Interruption”

The Australian radio network Triple J has a video series called Like A Version, on which artists come on and cover other artists' songs, and…
Tom Breihan | August 1, 2014 - 8:58 am
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Watch First Aid Kit Play Letterman

This week, the Swedish sister act First Aid Kit released their album Stay Gold, a bright interpretation of Americana from two gifted outsiders. And last…
Tom Breihan | June 13, 2014 - 10:53 am
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Stream First Aid Kit Stay Gold

Klara and Johanna Söderberg, the Swedish sisters who make up the duo First Aid Kit, learned to love American-heartland alt-roots music when they first heard…
Tom Breihan | June 2, 2014 - 10:50 am
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First Aid Kit – “My Silver Lining” Video

The folk-harmonizing Swedish sisters in First Aid Kit sing backup all over Conor Oberst's new album Upside Down Mountain, and they're also about to release…
Tom Breihan | May 13, 2014 - 10:06 am

First Aid Kit – “Cedar Lane”

The people of Sweden always have to be better than you at whatever you're doing. Maybe that's why the Swedish sister act First Aid Kit…
Tom Breihan | May 6, 2014 - 10:40 am
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Conor Oberst Finishing Solo LP, Is Not A Fan Of The Internet

Conor Oberst's name has been popping up on festival bills galore lately, which suggested a new solo album was afoot. Sure enough, an excerpt from…
Chris DeVille | January 31, 2014 - 1:58 pm
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First Aid Kit – “Wolf” Video

In the video for their song "Wolf," witchy Swedish folk sister act First Aid Kit take part in some sort of druidic lupine human-sacrifice ritual.
Tom Breihan | September 19, 2012 - 10:47 am
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Øyafestivalen 2012 In Photos

The always-eclectic Øya collected dozens of big name international acts and local bands to Oslo’s Medieval Park and neighboring clubs over four days last week.
Scott Lapatine | August 14, 2012 - 12:56 pm
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