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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 sister folk duo First Aid Kit. As luck would have it, David Letterman is partial to my absolute favorite S&G song “America” and used to sing it as a lullaby… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 8, 2015 - 11:03 am

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 that their breezy take on American roots music translates effortlessly to The Graham Norton Show. The backdrop of cherry blossoms and string lights is perfectly suited to the Söderberg sisters’… More »

By: Aaron Lindenberg / February 2, 2015 - 4:26 pm

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 Up. The duo taped the song’s video in the woods near Portland, Oregon. That’s where the former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck lives now, and the duo made the classy move… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 15, 2015 - 3:47 pm

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 folk duo cover Simon & Garfunkel’s “America” last month following the summer release of their album Stay Gold.) The video for “Walk Unafraid” features clips from Wild intercut with footage… More »

By: 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. This past Friday, they stopped by Ellen to perform lead single “My Silver Lining” with their lovely vocal harmonies backed by a full band and a folk string quartet. Watch… More »

By: 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 — a song about America, in fact. The Söderberg sisters recorded Simon & Garfunkel’s “America” and teamed with Simon Gozzi to direct one of those videos that ties together scene… More »

By: 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 jangles in equal measure, First Aid Kit’s version takes a dark-tinged chamber-folk turn. Maybe this is an outrageous thing to say, but I’m pretty sure this cover is a vast improvement… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 4, 2014 - 12:51 pm

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 serves as the title track from their new album, as fall is at its aesthetic peak, at least in this part of the world. Like their “My Silver Lining” clip, thi… More »

By: 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 was the case when he recorded a recent live session at the Haldern Pop Festival. Performing lazily luminous acoustic version of his 2005 Bright Eyes song “Lua,” Oberst recruited both… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 27, 2014 - 5:08 pm

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 it’s usually a lot of fun. Case in point: The rootsy Swedish sister act First Aid Kit recently appeared, and they took on Jack White’s solo single “Love Interruption,” a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 1, 2014 - 8:58 am

TV Party: First Aid Kit Talk Friends

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 »

By: Kelly Conaboy / July 17, 2014 - 10:48 am

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 night, they were on the Late Show With David Letterman, performing their shimmering, ethereal single “My Silver Lining,” with a full band and a string quartet backing them up. Watch… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 13, 2014 - 10:53 am

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 Bright Eyes. In making their new album Stay Gold, the duo went to the source, traveling to Omaha and working with Bright Eyes producer and Monsters Of Folk member Mike… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 2, 2014 - 10:50 am

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 their own new LP Stay Gold, which they recorded in Omaha with Oberst buddy Mike Mogis. We’ve already posted their early single “Cedar Lane,” but that was actually the second… More »

By: 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 make such exquisitely rendered Americana despite, you know, not being remotely American and all. The band’s new album Stay Gold, which they recorded in Omaha with Bright Eyes producer and… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 6, 2014 - 10:40 am

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 a new Rolling Stone story confirms that Oberst is putting the finishing touches on a country-tinged new LP in Nashville. More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 31, 2014 - 1:58 pm

First Aid Kit On Conor Oberst, Feminism, And Touring With Family

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 »

By: Liz Pelly / September 24, 2012 - 11:42 am

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. It’s all very Wicker Man, though the shooting style brought me back to those few genuinely creepy moments in M. Night Shyamalan’s The Village — the ones before the big,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 19, 2012 - 10:47 am

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. Among them: Björk, A$AP Rocky, the Stone Roses, Chromatics, Baroness, Bon Iver, Odd Future, Florence + The Machine, and Frank Ocean, who ended his set after four songs due to… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 14, 2012 - 12:56 pm

Lollapalooza 2012: M83, Passion Pit, Black Sabbath, & More

For Sunday’s recap and photos, click here.
For Saturday’s recap and photos, click here.
Friday’s recap below…

12:00 p.m. @ The Playstation Stage: First Aid Kit I eased into Lollapalooza’s chaos slowly, with an early set by First Aid Kit — two sisters, Klara and Johanna Soderberg, from Sweden, ages 18… More »

By: Liz Pelly / August 4, 2012 - 2:49 pm
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