PRESS PLAY: First Aid Kit - Emmylou

Sounds Like: Name of the song says it all; Jenny Lewis; Emmylou Harris; Fleet Foxes
Why you should care: Stellar harmonies and name checking Emmylou, Gram, Johnny and June never hurt anyone. And..these kids are f@#@ing ADORABLE.

Sweden is the last place you'd expect to find a duo of talented singer/songwriters that pick harmonies from the ether like a ripe frui....wait..wtf am I talking about? Sweden is EXACTLY the place where you would expect a duo like this to come from!!

Sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg, first gained widespread attention in 2008 with a YouTube video of them covering Fleet Foxes "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song" that went viral. That performance eventually landed them on stage actually performing the song with the Foxes, and into the hearts and earholes of lovers of folk-rock everywhere.

This past Tuesday the duo released their latest album, The Lion's Roar, to quite a roar indeed. Already featured on NPR, the record is a roughly polished affair that contrasts the sister's gorgeous vocals with some heavier than you would expect lyrics. And while it doesn't break any new ground, this Elliot Smith by way of Fleet Foxes approach to song writing is worth every bit of your attention that your willing to give it.

Give a listen "Emmylou", the first single from The Lion's Roar, then take a moment to let us know what you think about Sweden and their plans for world domination this talented (and adorable) duo in the comment section below

 

 

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