Friday, December 18, 2009

Track of the Week, 12/18/09--"Blue Christmas" by First Aid Kit

Several things...

First, I'm now featuring a "track" of the week instead of an "album" of the week, mostly because I'm a lazy music blogger: I fall in love with individual songs and never check out whole albums, and it makes me feel like a fraud to promote releases I may never hear in their entirety. So, R.I.P. "Album" of the Week.

Second, this year's holiday music selection has been rather dismal.

And third, First Aid Kit is one of the few groups who's released a holiday track this year that's simple and endearing and recognizable. As their MySpace page says, "We aim for the hearts, not the charts!" Okay, perhaps it's a bit hokey, but these two have nice voices, nice Swedish voices. The sisters, Johanna and Klara Soderburg, will be releasing their first full-length album sometime in 2010.

"Blue Christmas" by First Aid Kit

Download "Blue Christmas" [mp3]

Before they started covering Elvis tunes, First Aid Kit gained attention for their YouTube rendition of Fleet Foxes' "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song." And before that, they were hanging out in the suburbs of Stockholm, listening to Britney Spears. Actually, maybe that was last month—these girls are only 16 and 19.

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