First Aid Kit is a Swedish indie/folk duo consisting of precociously talented sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg (ages 20 and 17 respectively). The Stockholm-based duo emerged in 2007, with a few songs posted on MySpace, and they made their intentions clear right away: “We aim for the hearts, not the charts”.
Their debut EP, Drunken Trees, was released in April 2008 in Sweden on the label Rabid Records, managed by cult Swedish electronic duo The Knife. The EP was then re-released through Wichita Recordings in 2009 with one bonus track (Fleet Foxes’ cover “Tiger Mountain Pesant Song”) and three live versions.
First Aid Kit - Winter Is All Over You
Klara and Johanna’s sound is rich, vocal-led, vintage-sounding folk music, propelled by solid melodies and heart-wrenching harmonies. Their debut album, The Black & The Blue, released in January 2010, has been hailed by critics for its perfect songwriting and entrancing vocals. Now the two sweet-faced sisters are getting even more blog love following the release of their fantastic cover of Fever Ray‘s “When I Grow Old”.
First Aid Kit - When I Grow Up (Fever Ray Cover)
For more music and up-to-the-minute news, check out First Aid Kit’s page on MySpace. Don’t forget that they also have an official site that you can visit HERE and that you can buy their music on
U R MY DISCO // vol.6 is here!! When the streets are white with snow and the cold wind blows in your face, you need some quality dance music to warm you up. So stop hiding under your blanket, get out of bed, turn the volume up and enjoy! If it’s freezing outside, get your crew together and put on your dancing shoes cuz this mix is all you need get the party going…
Here’s a teaser for you… Not released yet, a new track by Sia called “You’ve Changed”…
Sia - You've Changed
Stream the whole mix on 8tracks or download it here:
Tracklist goes as follows:
01 Drownsoda – Holograms
02 Armand Van Helden – I Want Your Soul (Fake Blood Remix)
03 Anoraak – Nightdrive With You (Grum New Wave Remix)
04 Miami Horror – Make You Mine
05 Pilotpriest – Zipper (1994 Radio Edit)
06 Cazals – Somebody, Somewhere (Lifelike Remix)
07 Cut Copy – Hearts on Fire (Aeroplane Pop Remix)
08 Metric – Help I’m Alive (The Twelves Remix)
09 Metronomy – Heartbreaker (Jupiter Remix)
10 Sia – You’ve Changed
11 French Horn Rebellion – Up All Night (John Bourke Remix)
12 Lost Valentinos – Thief (Nile Delta Remix)
13 Hercules & Love Affair – Raise Me Up
14 My Tiger My Timing – I Am The Sound
15 Fever Ray – Seven (The Twelves Remix)
16 Simian Mobile Disco – Cruel Intentions
17 Jupiter – Starlighter
18 Two Door Cinema Club – Cigarettes in the Theatre
Fever Ray is Karin Dreijer Anderson’s new solo project. Her unusual compositions and characteristic eerie vocals have inspired some of the best remixers and producers to create amazing reworks of the songs featured on her first solo album.
Most of these remixes you can find and purchase on iTunes and one of them you can listen to just below! It comes courtesy of hyped up Brazilian duo The Twelves.
Fever Ray - Seven (The Twelves Remix)
Now Karin Dreijer Anderson’s name might not immediately ring a bell but chances are you’ve heard her voice before… In 1999, Karin and her brother Olof formed the electronica band The Knife. Between 2001 and 2006 they released four albums and won 6 awards. Interestingly enough, they always stayed away from the media and only recently agreed to play live but they performed behind a screen, in the dark, with masks on.
This obsession with anonymity didn’t stop Andersson from sharing her talents with other artists and appearing on many of their records. In 2005, she supplied vocals for the track “What Else Is There?” by Röyksopp, maybe one of her most famous contributions and surely one that established her reputation on the electro/club scene.
Her solo album, under the moniker Fever Ray, is a tribute to the most audacious and conceptual music of the 80s. There are lots of the synthesised faux-ethnic sounds : chimes, oriental motifs, talking-drum percussion… Disturbing as it may be, this debut is also quite fascinating. And the remixes.. Ah, the remixes…
More info and more music on MySpace…
Fresh out of the oven: U R MY DISCO 5!
Get it here: http://www.mediafire.com/?5r3wyjicf00btp3
Tracklist as follows:
1 The Glass – Wanna Be Dancin’
2 Friendly Fires – Skeleton Boy
3 Chew Lips – Salt Air (Jupiter Remix)
4 White Lies – Farewell To The Fairground (Yuksek Remix)
5 Lindstrom & Christobelle – Baby Can’t Stop (Aeroplane Remix)
6 Cut Copy – Far Away (Damn Arms Remix)
7 Bag Raiders – Shooting Stars
8 Empire Of The Sun – We Are The People (Says Simon Remix)
9 Fever Ray – Triangle Walks (Rex The Dog Remix)
10 Sébastien Tellier – Kilometer (A-Trak Dub)
11 Classixx – I’ll Get You (Feat. Jeppe)
12 Holy Ghost! – I Will Come Come Back
13 Tahiti 80 – Unpredictable (Flairs Remix)
14 Joakim – Spiders
15 Ted & Francis – Erlend