First Aid Kit, Ghost Town (Video)
Deep in my obsession with Fleet foxes last year like many were after the release of their official self-titled album, I stumbled by this swedish sister duo. They had covered Fleet Foxes, ‘Tiger mountain Peasant Song’, and filmed it in the swedish forest in their hometown. Johanna (21) and Klara (18) are known for their strong voices and close harmonies that are simply enchanting.
After sending their demo to a local swedish radio station in 2007, they were signed to Rabid records, which was co-owned by the Knife. A year later their EP was re-released by Wichita Records (London) and they toured doing at least 100 shows. Not bad for teenagers. Their charisma even drew the attention of Jack White who asked them to record a song for his Third Man Records series. They have performed with the likes of Bright Eyes and their inspiration, Fleet Foxes.
First Aid Kits songwriting is beyond their years with a confidence in their voices that is quite unusual for their age. They’re are definitely on a path to something great. I just hope the rest of the world catches on to it sooner! Mike Mogis of Bright Eyes and Monsters of Folk is producing their next album. And with mentions of string quartets in their blog I’m very curious to hear what they’re up to!
And here is the cover that blew me away…