Thursday, 25 December 2008

First Aid Kit - Twelve Grooves of Christmas - A Baker's Dozen

This year saw the emergence of two teenage sisters from Sweden, called Klara and Johanna Söderberg, who are making some spine tingling sounds, that manages to be sweet, spooky, rustic and graceful, all at the same time. The harmonies are astonishingly accomplished and their voices have a richness and depth that belies their youth.

They delivered a cute and crisp version of 'Tiger Mountain Peasant Song' originally performed by this years all conquering alt folk harmonic rockers Fleet Foxes, who have swept the board in the music media end of year recommended lists.

First Aid Kit have a mini album out on Rabid Records called 'Drunken Trees' which is being re released on Wichita Recordings with a bonus track of the aforementioned ‘Tiger Song’ along with a DVD with three songs performed and recorded live in the Swedish forest, something get excited about in 2009 for sure. So here's looking forward to another fruitful year from the duo, hoping they deliver some more of that sweet music medicine, it's just what the doctor ordered.

Here is their version of the old classic.. Merry Christmas from Scratchy Buckles...

First Aid Kit -'Blue Christmas'

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