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Friday, January 12, 2018
First Aid Kit Shares Title Track "Ruins" from upcoming new album
Of the many artists coming to Coachella in 2018, the one I am most excited about is First Aid Kit. I caught the duo at Coachella in April 2012 and they were impressive. Now they are set to return to Coachellafest on the heels of the release of their new album Ruins that comes out a week from today. You can read my interview with Johanna and Klara Söderberg of First Aid Kit that ran in The Orange County Registerhere...below is a media release I just released about First Aid Kit... FIRST AID KIT SHARES TITLE TRACK “RUINS” FROM FORTHCOMING ALBUM
DUO’S FOURTH STUDIO LP RUINS TO BE RELEASED JANUARY 19, AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW
2018 HEADLINE TOUR KICKS OFF JANUARY 24; SET TO PERFORM AT COACHELLA AND BONNAROO LATER THIS YEAR
Today, First Aid Kit has released the title track from their forthcoming album Ruins – check out the live session of “Ruins” HERE. The song is a beautiful reflection on a past relationship that has come to an end: “Ruins all the things we built / Assured that they would last,” sings Klara.
The Swedish duo will release Ruins, their fourth studio album, on January 19 via Columbia Records. Produced by Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, Laura Veirs), the album was recorded in Portland, OR where the Söderberg sisters collaborated with the accomplished and talented likes of REM’s Peter Buck, Wilco’s Glenn Kotche, and Midlake’s McKenzie Smith. Consequence of Sound named Ruins one of their “most anticipated albums of 2018,” praising the record is “a rawer sound [with] a willingness to expose more of their inner selves than perhaps ever before.”Ruins is available for pre-order now and includes lead single “It’s A Shame” as well as “Postcard,”“Fireworks,” and “Ruins.” See full track listing below.
In celebration of the album’s release, First Aid Kit will embark on a North American headline tour for the first time since 2015. The run of shows kicks off January 24 in Oakland, CA and concludes February 13 in New York, NY. The duo is also set to perform at Coachella and Bonnaroo later this year. Tickets and more information are available at http://www.firstaidkitband.com/.
RUINS TRACK LISTING:
It's a Shame
To Live a Life
My Wild Sweet Love
Hem of Her Dress
Nothing Has to Be True
FIRST AID KIT ON TOUR: 01/24 Oakland, CA Fox Theater* (SOLD OUT) 01/26 Portland, OR Roseland Theater* (SOLD OUT) 01/27 Vancouver, BC Vogue Theatre* (SOLD OUT) 01/28 Seattle, WA Moore Theatre* (SOLD OUT) 01/30 Minneapolis, MN Palace Theatre* (SOLD OUT) 02/01 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium* 02/02 Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre* 02/03 Detroit, MI Saint Andrew’s Hall* (SOLD OUT) 02/05 Toronto, ON Danforth Music Hall* (SOLD OUT) 02/06 Montreal, QC MTelus* 02/07 Boston, MA House of Blues* (SOLD OUT) 02/09 Washington, DC Lincoln Theatre* (SOLD OUT) 02/10 Philadelphia, PA Union Transfer* (SOLD OUT) 02/13 New York, NY Beacon Theatre* 04/14 Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 04/21 Indio, CA Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 06/09 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival *Van William is supporting all headline dates