It’s the glacial meltwater clarity of their harmonies that first strikes you. Stockholm sisters Johanna and Klara SÃ¶derberg are tender in years but mature in outlook, as their songwriting prowess shows. First Aid Kit have transfixed audiences worldwide with their sparse otherworldly folk songs since the release of 2008’s “Drunken Trees” EP, mentored by Karin Dreijer Andersson (Fever Ray, the Knife). Hear tunes from debut album “The Big Black and the Blue,” and maybe a cover version or two, on their second headlining American tour.
||| Live: First Aid Kit plays Tuesday at the Echo (with Ferraby Lionheart).
– By Keith Shackleton. Photo by Cici Olsson