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First Aid Kit: 2018

First Aid Kit with Carmel Holt

First Aid Kit with Carmel Holt


When we first heard the voices of Klara and Johanna Soderbergh, the Swedish sisters were still teenagers. That was ten years ago, and now as First Aid Kit, they are back with their fourth album, Ruins.

Written after a four-year break between albums and a major breakup of one of their relationships, the duo started work on these new songs in Los Angeles and Joshua Tree, California. Eventually they headed to Portland, Oregon, where they recorded with producer Tucker Martine and some very special guests.

I had a chance to speak with Klara and Johanna backstage at the Beacon Theatre before their recent sold-out show, and we talked about the new album and the whirlwind decade they’ve just had.

[recorded: 2/13/18]