Monday, February 8, 2010

Swedish Charms

A friend of mine recenty alerted me to the charms of young Swedish girl duo First Aid Kit. Thanks for the heads-up, bud: the warm, fresh and just a tad naïve pop of their full-lenghth debut The Big Black And The Blue goes down a treat here. No-frills acoustic bliss, located somewhere halfway between late-sixties Laurel Canyon and modern Stockholm. "I wish that I could have known by then... we all know now that we're never getting back to those times..."

Johanna and Klara´s earlier cover of the Fleet Foxes beauty Tiger Mountain Peasant Song, which got them on the musical map in the first place, isn´t half bad either by the way. Which finally gives me the chance to practice my Swedish in public: Välkommen, jag har saknat dig!

First Aid Kit - Heavy Storm MP3
First Aid Kit - Tiger Mountain Peasant Song MP3

And just in case you forgot what the original sounded like...

Fleet Foxes - Tiger Mountain Peasant Song MP3


Nicolas said...

Funny, I've just heard this album last week and was about to write a review in a French site !

I like it too, although I think it lacks a little something that would make it a GREAT record, but it's a lot of fresh air.

Ramone666 said...

Fresh air is enough for me these days Nicolas. Great records, as in GREAT, are rare.

Private Beach said...

From what you've posted here, I hear a strong McGarrigle influence - which is not at all a bad thing.