Posted in music | tour dates on September 27, 2010

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First Aid Kit

Swedish female folk duo First Aid Kit never made it to CMJ 2009, MusicSnobbery CMJ show included. So they're going to try it again. MusicSnobbery presents First Aid Kit and The Loom at Joe's Pub on Saturday, October 23rd. It's a late show (11:30pm), and tickets are on sale.

Whether that show is actually part of CMJ or not is unclear (I don't think it is), but the other two shows the band plays in NYC that week definitely are. You can also catch First Aid Kit as part of the Saddle Creek/Wichita CMJ showcase at the Delancey on October 21, and as part of the Windish Agency showcase at Rockwood Music Hall one day later:

10.22 | FRIDAY @ ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL
CMJ Music Marathon
8-12am The Windish Agency Presents:
8:00pm Apache Beat
9:00pm Sun Airway
10:00pm Crayon Fields
11:00pm First Aid Kit
12:00am Lower Dens
1:00am The Prigs
And speaking of Windish showcases, the announced lineup of the one they're throwing at Santos Party House on the 23rd recently got much bigger. In addition to School of Seven Bells, there will also be sets by Asobi Seksu, Cults, Big Freedia, French Horn Rebellion, Bikini, Royal Bangs, Superhumanoids, Dominique Young Unique, Chain Gang of 1974, The Good Natured and Delicate Steve. Tickets are on sale.

Those NYC dates come at the end of a North American tour for the duo. That tour kicks off on September 30th in Seattle, includes Austin City Limits, and a bunch of shows with Ferraby Lionheart opening. All dates are listed below.

If you're familiar with First Aid Kit's music, you probably know that the girls stuck gold with their cover of Fleet Foxes' "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song" (video below). It was so good they even included the track on their 2008/2009 release, "Druken Trees" which was released on Karin Dreijer Andersson of Fever Ray/The Knife's Rabid label in 2008, and then re-released by Wichita in 2009.

That 2009 release, though 8 tracks long, fell into the EP or mini-LP category. The girls' debut LP, The Big Black & Blue, was released earlier this year on Wichita. The third single from that album is "Ghost Town" and is being released this Tuesday by Wichita as a 7" with a new great cover as the b-side. That cover is "When I Grow Up" by Fever Ray.

Listen to that cover, the Fleet Foxes cover, the official video for the single, and all dates, below....

First Aid Kit

"When I Grow Up" (Fevery Ray cover)

Fleet Foxes - Tiger Mountain Peasant Song (Cover)

First Aid Kit - Ghost Town

First Aid Kit - 2010 Tour Dates
SEPT. 30 SEATTLE, WA THE VERA PROJECT+*
OCT. 1 PORTLAND, OR DOUG FIR LOUNGE+*
OCT. 3 SAN FRANCISCO, CA BOTTOM OF THE HILL+*
OCT. 4 LOS ANGELES, CA LARGO AT THE CORONET+
OCT. 5 LOS ANGELES, CA ECHO+
OCT. 7 AUSTIN, TX STUBBS JR.+ (Official ACL Pre-party)
OCT. 9 AUSTIN, TX AUSTIN CITY LIMITS FESTIVAL
OCT. 11 NASHVILLE, TN THE END+
OCT. 13 CHICAGO, IL LINCOLN HALL+
OCT. 15 TORONTO, ON EL MOCAMBO+
OCT. 16 MONTREAL, QC LE DIVAN ORANGE+
OCT. 17 BOSTON, MA GREAT SCOTT+
OCT. 19 PHILADELPHIA, PA JOHNNY BRENDA'S+
OCT. 20 WASHINGTON, DC DC9+
OCT. 21 NEW YORK, NY THE DELANCEY (Saddle Creek/Wichita CMJ showcase; 10:15pm set time)
OCT. 22 NEW YORK, NY ROCKWOOD MUSIC HALL (Windish Agency showcase; 11pm set time)
OCT. 23 NEW YORK, NY JOE'S PUB (MusicSnobbery.com Presents show; 11:30pm set time)
+ Ferraby Lionheart supporting
* The Sea Of Cortez supporting

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Comments (22)

Oh boy. Keep it clean folks.

Posted by anonypus | September 27, 2010 4:12 PM

I'd take that behind the middle school....

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 4:14 PM

Meg White and Ida Maria?

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 4:14 PM

Yer.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 4:31 PM

whats swedish for jailbait ?

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 4:33 PM

The Katie Holmes.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 4:50 PM

cool cover. (official first comment about the actual music, good job guys. jesus christ i hope no one reads these comments besides us dumbos...)

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 5:00 PM

fetal alchol syndrome

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 5:06 PM

Is this the new TATU?

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 5:19 PM

the twins from the shining are all growed up

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 5:34 PM

young and innocent. yum yum!

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 6:05 PM

new cast of Teen Mom.

Posted by beast | September 27, 2010 6:11 PM

music snobbery not a cmj show. 12 bucks? for indie-folk TATU?

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 6:12 PM

what's swedish for hummus?

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 7:16 PM

^ I don't know, but in English it's "boring."

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 8:40 PM

i vould like to spread some hummus on dem y'ns.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 9:04 PM

Not a CMJ show, so leave those badges in your pocket.

And all of you anonymous commenters should be ashamed of yourself. Your moms and dads didn't raise you right.

Posted by MusicSnobbery | September 27, 2010 9:43 PM

not bv commenters' fault that you put together a lame show, slobbery. the fault is yours, browbeater.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2010 10:46 PM

First Aid Kit put on a good show back at Mercury Lounge in June. My link is too a nice live version of Ghost Town which was similar to how it was performed in NYC, too.

Posted by Ghost Town Live | September 27, 2010 11:33 PM

Yeah, cowardly Anonymous - identify yourself like "MusicSnobbery" does!

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 12:25 AM

Dear genius of 12:25, the "hyperlink" (see remedial internet glossary) under MusicSnobbery post takes you right to the page and immediately to a link to "contact me" complete with email.

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2010 12:34 AM

Insiders wreck scenes.

Posted by Anonymous | September 29, 2010 9:26 AM

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