Do you remember those awesome young Swedish sisters covering the Fleet Foxes in the woods a while back that was being passed around online? Last night I came across that video again and thought I’d check in on what the girls from First Aid Kit have done since then. Oh my, those voices just blow my mind to pieces. The La Blogotheque take away show above is so so amazing (you can skip through the beginning set up to the main part of the song around 2:45). They have an album out, but I’m not as impressed with the album songs as their live performances. Why do stripped-down sounding bands always get such overproduced sounding albums? Pull a Bon Iver and go for less is more, guys! I hope someone does these ladies some justice on their next album.
And then there’s this gem I found via 2 or 3 Things I Know – Bill Callahan’s Tiny Desk Concert. So, so good. You know what a sucker I am for strings, and these do not disappoint. His voice isn’t a sound I usually gravitate towards, but it works with the rest of the sound so well.