First Aid Kit: Ghost Town

First Aid Kit | Photo by Johanna Frankel | First Aid Kit

In developing musical appeal, simplicity and imperfection can be real assets. With First Aid Kit, both are utilized to great effect on The Big Black And The Blue, the second full-length offering from this Swedish female duo. The focus is right where it should be on this folk tunes: On the gorgeous female vocals. They aren’t auto-tuned, as best I can tell, or altered in any way.

Klara & Johanna Söderberg, sisters from Stockholm, don’t always sing flawlessly, but it’s always beautiful. When they harmonize, it is like feeling tiny waves wash over you while sitting on a sandy beach. The vocals ripple by, caressing you gently to cool your sunburned skin. Strummed guitars and subtlety abound on this record from start to finish. Nothing complicated, no extraneous sounds clogging up the ear drums.

Sample the musical stylings of these Swedish sisters with impressive folk music chops.

Product Details

In The Morning” By First Aid Kit (From The Big Black And The Blue, out now on Jagadamba/Wichita Recordings)

Ghost Town” By First Aid Kit (From The Big Black And The Blue, out now on Jagadamba/Wichita Recordings)

Heavy Storm” By First Aid Kit (From The Big Black And The Blue, out now on Jagadamba/Wichita Recordings)

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Tiger Mountain Peasant Song” By First Aid Kit (From Drunken Trees, out now on Jagadamba/Wichita Recordings)

–Sean

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