First Aid Kit is Swedish sisters Klara and Johanna Soderberg. The first single and title track to their sophomore album, ''The Lion's Roar'', was recorded with producer Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Monsters of Folk, Jenny Lewis) in Omaha, NE. The record sees the band exploring a bigger sound and more instrumentation than on their debut album ''The Big Black and the Blue'', but maintains the signature storytelling and harmonies they have become renowned for.
First Aid Kit
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Great CD - I first heard FAK watching the movie Wild and just thought wow, I need to hear more from them. So I just sampled some of their tunes on YT and bought this CD first. I listen to it in the car,at home, on my iPhone when I'm out hiking. I also have Stay Gold and love it just as much!! Buy either one or both !! Yes, I still buy cd's - best sound quality for those that care and have a system that you can hear the difference on. Emmy Lou - an homage to Emmy Lou Harris and Gram Parsons - has the best sound engineering of all of the tracks. The rest are ok recordings - but buy this for the great songs, incredible lyrics, and vocal harmonies.
Everyone is probably familiar with 'king of the world' and 'emmylou', I will begin by saying that anyone who enjoys those two songs will enjoy this cd. I will add that they are not the best songs on the cd. Most every cut is as good if not better and this is from someone who bought the cd on the strength of 'king of the world'. I was not overwhelmed by the cd since I expected it to be good and it is. Its more americana crossover music than it is pop or country or pure folk. The best thing about the cd is that it flows. The songs are not just randomly thrown together. It is not cohesive enough to be a conceptual recording but still flows from one song to the next whether effortlessly. I see these two sisters just getting better and hope I'm not wrong. I probably don't need to say that if you don't like 'king of the world' or 'emmylou' chances are good you would not like this cd although these songs are not the best of their material they are indicative of the type material they perform...
A totally satisfying album -- beautiful harmonies, beautiful lyrics, beautiful orchestrations, moving, powerful, gentle, poetic, lovely, serene. So good. It is a little bit country, a little bit folk, a little bit '60s, a little bit surreal -- all woven together really nicely.
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