Premiere: First Aid Kit, Sailor Song (Live)



Barring the Swedish number countdown at the beginning of this song, it's easy to forget the First Aid Kit sisters aren't from the middle of Ozark country, having practiced their downhome love-jams on washboards and makeshift bucket bass from childhood. Alas, they're from Stockholm, a water city, and somehow they've nailed down the mood and harmonies of the purest Americana, singing like the youngest two of the seven brides for seven brothers, serenading their husbands before they all sup on gruel and... homemade beef jerky. This version of "Sailor Song" was performed live at The Queens Head in Islington, London, where they know something of sirens. First Aid Kit's new album, The Big Black & the Blue, comes out May 25 on Wichita. Check their North American tour dates after the jump.

First Aid Kit, Sailor Song (Live)







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6/1 - - Los Angeles, CA - - The Bootleg
6/2 - - San Francisco, CA - - Bottom of the Hill
6/4 - - Portland, OR - - Mississippi Studios
6/5 - - Seattle, WA - - Vera Project
6/6 - - Vancouver, BC - - Media Club
6/9 - - Minneapolis, MN - - Cedar Cultural Center
6/10 - - Chicago, IL - - Schuba’s
6/11 - - Cleveland, OH - - Grog Shop
6/12 - - Toronto, ON - - Rivoli Cabaret
6/13 - - Montreal, QC - - Green Room
6/14 - - Boston, MA - - Middle East Upstairs
6/15 - - Brooklyn, NY - - The Bell House
6/16 - - New York, NY - - Mercury Lounge

Premiere: First Aid Kit, Sailor Song (Live)