Song Of The Week #25

It seems the more I dig in to the folk-rock scene, the more gems I recover. The inevitable question: How has this genre passed me by all these years?

First Aid Kit – The Lion’s Roar

First Aid Kit are a Swedish sister duo made up of Johanna and Klara Söderberg.

After having gone viral on YouTube in 2008, with the release of their Fleet Foxes cover “Tiger Mountain Peasant Song”, the sisters released their debut EP Drunken Trees to a score of positive reviews. Two years later the duo released their debut album The Big Black & The Blue and January of this year saw the release of their second album, The Lion’s Roar.

I’ve never thought of listening to folk music, and I never would have thought I’d actually like it. The whole reason I got into it was because a friend of mine kept bugging me with Fleetwood Mac and the like. I guess I realise now that bugging me about folk may not have been the worst thing they’ve done.

Anyway, The Lion’s Roar is a beautiful track, and I strongly urge you to listen.

The Lion’s Roar was released on the 23rd of January, 2012.


 – Jonathan

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4 thoughts on “Song Of The Week #25

  1. bherstig says:

    Great album – great song.

    If you enjoyed this, you should try some other modern folk (and folk leaning) – Avett Brothers, Trampled By Turtles, Mumford & Sons.

    In fact, I did a whole post about the re-emergance of folk –

    • musicblog95 says:

      Yes – I’ve read that post of yours! Ver nice post. If I’m not mistaken, I used it to link back to you in my Liebster Blog Award.

      I’ve been wanting to listen to Trampled By Turtles, actually. I think I will.

      • bherstig says:

        You should. The track “Alone” is a beautiful one from their new album that really builds on itself. Not as manic as some Mumford & Sons, and all the more beautiful for it. “Midnight on the Interstate” is also spectacular. Let me know what you think!

  2. musicblog95 says:

    As soon as I listen, you’ll be the first to know!

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