New First Aid Kit Release Through Third Man Records

Image courtesy of First Aid Kit

Swedish folk-pop sister act First Aid Kit are fresh from a tour of the Australian eastern coast; a visit that probably went unnoticed by a lot of folk lovers. Their touring throughout 2010 in support of their January debut release “The Big Black & The Blue” has been profoundly impressive for a 17 and 20 year old duo. First Aid Kit played two shows in Brisbane, two shows in Sydney, and three shows in Melbourne in September; shows that would have no doubt been low key in comparison to the huge festivals they’ve been playing throughout Europe this year alongside some of the biggest acts in the world.

Third Man Records, which is Jack White’s project that deals with recording and releasing one-off EPs and splits on vinyl, have recently announced that First Aid Kit will be releasing a 2 track 45 through  the label on the 18th of January next year. The two tracks that are set to be released are both covers; Buffy Sainte-Marie’s 1964 protest anthem “Universal Soldier” and “It Hurts Me Too”, which is a blues classic that must have been recorded by hundreds of artists since 1940. The songs will also be made available through iTunes, but if you want a hard copy you can buy it through the Third Man Records website soon. Also, if you’re interested in pre-sales or limited edition tri-colour versions of the record, stay tuned to the website news where apparently information is to be announced shortly on these matters.

If you’ve never heard First Aid Kit before, they’re like a modern day, Scandinavian, all-girl version of Simon & Garfunkel. I’ve attached two videos below for kind of a before and after comparison. The first clip is a cover of Fleet Foxes from 2008, which by my math would have made Johanna and Klara Söderberg 18 and 15 respectively (note the amount of views it’s had). The second video was only released a couple of months ago, and really highlights how much they’ve grown up and matured as artists in such a short time.


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