11 september 2013

ARTIST Rolling Stone hyllar First Aid Kit

I sitt senaste nummer hyllar den ansedda amerikanska musiktidskriften Rolling Stone First Aid Kits version av Fleet Foxes Tiger Mountain Peasant Song på sin lista över det senaste decenniets tio bästa coverversioner.

På topp10-listan återfinns First Aid Kit tillsammans med bl.a The White Stripes, The Flaming Lips och Franz Ferdinand.

Så här skriver Rolling Stone om den svenska duons version av Fleet Foxes Tiger Mountain Peasant Song:

”This Swedish indie-folk duo broke new ground by introducing themselves to the world and launching their career with this YouTube cover of the Fleet Foxes’ ”Tiger Mountain Peasant Song.” The original was a hippie campfire reverie with ancient, murder-ballad folk overtones and singer Robin Pecknold’s beardly falsetto garlanded by tender acoustic guitars. You could imagine the band writing it in a mist-shrouded medieval glen. First Aid Kit sure did. And when they showed up on YouTube sitting in a bucolic forest while playing a bare-bones version of ”Tiger Mountain” with sharp, searching prettiness, the adorable-factor was almost debilitating.”

I oktober återvänder First Aid Kit till USA för en ny turné.

Claes Olson