Is this record worth a spin? Should I buy it? Will it add to or detract
from my credibility? Should I care?
I wish someone could break it down for me.

Friday, February 3, 2012

First Aid Kit- The Lion's Roar

A Swedish version of the Indigo Girls with a Gram Parsons and Johnny Cash fetish. Two sisters, one barely twenty and the other still in her teens, mine classic Americana territory, adding youthful exuberance to a fairly tired genre.  The album straddles the line between country and folk, and even when the lyrics veer toward darker subject matter, the sisters harmonies remain uplifting. Just last week The Lion's Roar was #1 on the Swedish charts and Jack Black, of White Stripes fame, wrangled the sisters into recording a single for his Third Man Records while they were in Nashville, so expect to hear a lot more from these young troubadours in the future.

Buy this record if you wanna whistle while the conductor runs his train off the track.


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