In January 2012 the band released their second album, The Lion's Roar, produced by Mike Mogis.
To fans of the pair’s full-length debut, 2010’s The Big Black & the Blue, this should come as no surprise. However, for their sophomore record The Lion’s Roar, which will be released in January, the Soderbergs say they wanted to do something with a little more bite, if you’ll excuse the pun.
Certainly from the look of the title track’s video, unveiled last week, it’s clear they’re eyeing darker territory—instead of taking sun-kissed walks through barley fields in matching white dresses (as they did in “Ghost Town,” their last outing with director and fellow Swede Mats Udd) they can be seen traipsing through one of Sweden’s national forests in what looks like a Druid funeral procession.
As you’d imagine, the duo have never been afraid of citing their American influences (“We never listened to much Swedish folk music,” Johanna adds.
First Aid Kit is a Swedish folk group that is garnering attention for their debut, The Big Black & The Blue.


Later that year the duo signed to Rabid Records, a label co-owned by the Swedish electronic duo The Knife. After playing a concert in Nashville the duo was approached by Jack White, who requested them to record a single for his Third Man Records series. They also performed at Bestival on September 7, 2012 and the Berlin Festival on September 8, 2012, before returning to the United States to play Austin City Limits Music Festival on October 12, 2012. Filled with wistful acoustic ballads, it paints a picture of laid-back pastoral whimsy and has the two most important hallmarks of any jaunt into seventies-inspired folk: nimble finger-picking and watertight harmonies. January 8, 1993) Soderberg, whose close vocal harmonies and woodsy, folk-influenced songwriting take influence from the likes of Fleet Foxes and Joanna Newsom. Not to mention the kind of delivery that gives every lyric a Southern twang and trademark Joan Baez–vocal quiver.


Though their talent, strong vocals, and intelligent lyrics might lead you to think otherwise–the girls are only seventeen and nineteen respectively.
Hailing from Enskede, a southern suburb of Stockholm, the siblings began composing songs in 2007.
For those attending Austin City Limits (like SFCritic), the sisters will be playing–and surely are not to be missed.




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