First Aid Kit album The Lion’s Roar

First Aid Kit first splashed into my consciousness when they produced an excellent cover of a Fleet Foxes track last year.  With their second album, The Lion’s Roar (amazon) (itunes), they continue on in familiar territory.  Combining a little bit of 50’s vibe with modern folk harmonies they often come across as a cross between the O Brother Where Art Thou? soundtrack and Kings of Convenience.  Both, admittedly, great things.

mp3 : First Aid Kit – Emmylou
mp3 : First Aid Kit – To a Poet

If there is one negative to this album it would be that upon repeat listens it starts to lull you to sleep.  It is a beautiful and elegant sleep filled with peace, but at the same time it’s a sleep that you never wake up from.  The only way to break the trance is to jump to another artist for a jolt of energy.  With that one very minor issue out of the way I am confident in saying that this is a great album.

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First Aid Kit covers Fleet Foxes

I stumbled upon this little gem of a cover this morning while I was listening to music at work.  A friend sent me the link and I thought I would pay it forward.  The track is a fairly straightforward cover of the Fleet Foxes classic Tiger Mountain Peasant Song.  If you like what the ladies have done with it (somehow I think they make it even more haunting than the original) make sure you check out their myspace page from some more great songs.

mp3 : First Aid Kit – Tiger Mountain Peasant Song (Fleet Foxes Cover)

Or if you’d rather jump right into more music by First Aid Kit you can find this track on their album Drunken Trees (amazon) (itunes).

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