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Check Out First Aid Kit’s New Video “Cedar Lane”

Sweden has definitely proven herself a leader in the electro-pop market these days, but Americana?  That’s for, you know, Americans.  Right?

Think again. Johanna and Klara Söderberg, the Swedish siblings performing under the moniker First Aid Kit, have spent the last few years building a reputation for giving the American Americana artists (say that five times fast) a run for their money, proving that when the passion is there, “foreigners” can inhabit this genre just as naturally as someone born and bred in the Appalachians. And why not?  After all, even the mountain folk were foreigners once.

There could be no better proof of this than First Aid Kit’s latest single, “Cedar Lane,” from their upcoming album Stay Gold. The song’s haunting melody, tight harmonies, silky steel guitar and waltz-like lilt couldn’t sound more fitting, and the only thing that gives it away is the girls’ ever-so-slight accent and the song’s out-of-the-box structure and chord progressions, both of which only add to the interest.

Check out the video for First Aid Kit’s “Cedar Lane” below.  Stay Gold is scheduled for a June 10 release on Columbia Records.


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Growing up in Portland, Oregon, Kim Phelps found her inspiration and love for music listening to local bands play in the coffeehouses around town. She soon found her own voice as a singer-songwriter, and eventually began playing her own gigs in the coffee shops. Her personal influences include Ani DiFranco, Indigo Girls, Ingrid Michaelson and Cat Power, but as an indie musician herself, she has an affinity for any band or artist who pursues creative freedom on the outskirts of the music industry. As our Indie correspondent, Kim makes a point of highlighting up-and-coming independent acts who are creating a buzz and building an audience. When she's not blogging for us or playing in the coffee shops, Kim works as a barista herself to help pay the bills. She currently lives in Seattle, Washington.

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