Everyone should always have a first aid kit around. Wait, no — we don’t mean that kind of first aid kit (although one never knows when a tourniquet could come in handy). We mean First Aid Kit, the musical duo of teen sisters, Klara (left) and Johanna (right) Soderberg from Sweden.
A pair of singing sisters, accompanied by an acoustic guitar and soothing harmonies, isn’t reinventing the wheel, but we love these girls because, as their MySpace tagline says, they “aim for the hearts, not the charts!” Inspired by singer-songwriters like Conor Oberst, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen, the sisters realized music was much more than spandex, bubblegum pop and how many times your name could appear on Perez Hilton’s blog (for the record, we think Britney Spears and Amy Winehouse are in the lead).
So with a heartfelt sincerity, Klara and Johanna began writing songs. Songs that are both pretty and sad and beautiful and melancholy. After they put up a MySpace page, First Aid Kit started to attract attention, gaining fans and industry recognition, all leading up to an indie record signing to Rabid Records and a debut release set for April 9th.
If you can’t wait until then, go check out their MySpace page! And add them as your friend. They’re nice like that.
Finally, here’s a little YouTube appetizer of First Aid Kit covering Fleet Foxes’ “Tiger Mountain Peasant Song.” Lovely!