FIRST AID KIT TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM RUINS JANUARY 19, AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW
NEW SONG “POSTCARD” OUT TODAY
2018 HEADLINE TOUR KICKS OFF JANUARY 24, TICKETS ON SALE HERE
Swedish duo First Aid Kit will release their forthcoming album Ruins on January 19. Produced by Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, Laura Veirs), the album was recorded in Portland, OR where the duo collaborated with amazing musicians — REM’s Peter Buck, Wilco’s Glenn Kotche, and Midlake’s McKenzie Smith. Ruins is available for pre-order now and includes lead single “It’s A Shame” as well as “Postcard,” which premiered today via Rolling Stone Country. See full tracklisting below.
First Aid Kit says: “‘Postcard’ is one of the most traditional sounding songs we’ve ever written, and we wanted the production to mirror that. It’s not a resentful song, but more of a reaching out to a lover to wish them well on their journey in the midst of having to let them go.”
First Aid Kit will embark on a 2018 North American headline tour, kicking off January 24 at the Fox Theatre in Oakland and continuing through a final night at New York City’s Beacon Theatre, with Van William supporting. Tickets are on sale now, visit http://www.firstaidkitband.com/ for more information. The band recently toured the U.S., having performed at both Austin City Limits and San Francisco’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festivals earlier this month, check out their performance of “It’s A Shame” at ACL HERE. First Aid Kit also played additional shows in Los Angeles and Austin before ending their US trip with a sold-out show at New York City’s Town Hall.
Ruins follows the band’s Columbia Records debut Stay Gold, a lush and ambitious 10-song collection that beautifully captures their vivid storytelling, landing First Aid Kit countless “Best of 2014” accolades. Earlier this spring, the duo also released a stand-alone single on International Women’s Day entitled “You Are The Problem Here.” It is an empowered, passionate, and angry song that confronts the rape culture epidemic, with a portion of proceeds donated to Women for Women International.
1. Rebel Heart
2. It’s a Shame
5. To Live a Life
6. My Wild Sweet Love
7. Distant Star
9. Hem of Her Dress
10. Nothing Has to Be True
FIRST AID KIT ON TOUR:
01/24 Oakland, CA Fox Theater
01/26 Portland, OR Roseland Theater*
01/27 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre*
01/28 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre*
01/30 Minneapolis, MN Palace Theatre*
02/01 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium*
02/02 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre*
02/03 Detroit, MI Saint Andrew’s Hall*
02/05 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall*
02/06 Montreal, QC Metropolis Concert Hall*
02/07 Boston, MA House of Blues*
02/09 Washington, DC Lincoln Theatre*
02/10 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer*
02/13 New York, NY Beacon Theatre*
*Van William Supporting
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Praise for “It’s A Shame”
This great Swedish indie-folk duo have an album coming out soon, and if this Dylan-meets-Emmylou Harris shot of country-rock sunshine is any indication, it’s going to be excellent.
They’ve returned in top form with “It’s A Shame,” a song about growing tired of a lover and feeling so very bad about that, but it just happened.
A brightly polished folk-rock gem.
“Lately, I’ve been thinking about the past,” the song begins, firmly cementing the cut in the melancholy, nostalgic oeuvre of Klara and Johanna Söderberg. Despite its yearning lyrics, however, the song rides on rootsy, upbeat strums and bright flashes of lap steel.
Consequence of Sound
Klara and Johanna Söderberg’s warming vocals and delicate guitar strumming mesh to create a beautifully folky sound, and it resonates in their new single.