First Aid Kit, Live Session #85

by oz on March 15, 2011

First Aid Kit are giving me goosebumps. “Ghost Town” was one of my favorite songs from one of my favorite discoveries of 2010 and hearing the live session version gave me chills all over. Their debut album, The Big Black And The Blue, turned all sorts of heads in the States and overseas. While I like to think I was ahead of the curve in my initial discovery, over 1 million people (now over 2 million) had already laid eyes on them with a cover of Fleet Foxes’ “Tiger Mountain Peasant Song” on YouTube.

The Swedish sisters, Klara & Johanna SĀ¶derberg, visited Chicago on their US tour and stopped by Shirk Music + Sound for a session that highlights their varied talents – wise beyond their years songwriting (neither sister is of US drinking age) and spot-on harmonies, likely due in large part to shared DNA.

Much like sibling folk counterparts The Avett Brothers, First Aid Kit strike a perfect balance between acoustic folk sentiment and mainstream commercial appeal. Listen to the tracks, watch the videos, tell some friends. Hear “Ghost Town” and prepare for some hair standing up on your arm.

That’s it folks. We’re off to Austin for the rest of the week for SxSW. Follow us on Twitter to see our whereabouts.

First Aid Kit Band Introduction

Exclusive: First Aid Kit – Hard Believer

Exclusive: First Aid Kit – Ghost Town

Exclusive: First Aid Kit – I Met Up With The King

Download the entire First Aid Kit Live Session as a zip.

Video: First Aid Kit – Ghost Town (Live in Chicago at Shirk Music + Sound)

Video: First Aid Kit – I Met Up With The King (Live in Chicago at Shirk Music + Sound)


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Woody March 15, 2011 at 10:39 pm

I was in the studio filming this session. I would get lost in their voices and forget I was filming for 10 or 15 seconds at a time. Ghost Town is simply amazing.

Dave March 16, 2011 at 11:51 am

I don’t have words for how much I love First Aid Kit. Except these onjes.

Pablohoney March 16, 2011 at 7:18 pm

i’ve got goosebumps.

Steve_Omaha January 30, 2012 at 7:25 pm


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