Cover Alert | First Aid Kit tackle Willie Nelson

Back in 2008, the Swedish sister duo of Johanna and Klara Söderberg, who perform and record as the First Aid Kit, became indie-rock viral video sensations, after posting a clip of themselves performing an enchanting acoustic version of the Fleet Foxes’ “Tiger Mountain Peasant Song”. The video, which has been viewed a staggering 3.7 million-plus times, helped to land the Söderberg’s a recording contract and kick- start their career. Well fast-forward some five years later, the pair has become critic’s darlings, thanks in part to their 2012 sophomore effort The Lion’s Roar, a fantastic collection of dreamy country-infused, psych-folk tunes.

Back on Christmas Day, the ladies of First Aid Kit took their Facebook page offering a up a Christmas gift to their fans by posting a cover of Willie Nelson’s "On The Road Again" as a nod to the fact that they would be back to playing live gigs in 2014. The track, which first appeared on the soundtrack to the movie Honeysuckle Rose, became Nelson’s sixth number one hit on the country charts, and one of his signature songs. For their take on the classic tune the duo don’t stray too far from the original keeping the songs chugging highway driving vibe, while adding some harpsichord over their acid-pixie vocal harmonies. Give it a listen…

[Published on: 1/9/14]

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