When Johanna and Klara Söderberg, aka First Aid Kit, hit the map as YouTube laptop sensations four years ago with their unique covers of Americana music, little did they know it would lead to a Monte Rosa of commercial success and never-ending touring overnight. The Swedish sisters found themselves with three critically acclaimed albums with uphill sustaining expectations barreling down like a mandolin meteor.
Taking the good, bad and exhausted from a whirlwind of success and personal trials, they fueled the creative tank for their fourth full-length record appropriately titled Ruins. The simple, familial harmonious blend is as deep as the roots they share, which lends to sunbeams of lush acoustic arrangements and steel-pedal twangs of gold.
Ruins takes the distinctive braid of vocal honey and vintage tunage to a classic level of Americana nectar via Swiss-made crafted goodness. Ruins is the perfect gateway into warmer weather.
- Chris Rucker