First Aid Kit Look to 'Stay Gold' on June 10 LP; Stream "My Silver Lining"

Swedish folk/pop duo First Aid Kit will release their new album Stay Gold on June 10 via Columbia. Stream first single “My Silver Lining” below. Recorded at ARC studios in Omaha and produced by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Monsters of Folk), the duo also enlisted The Omaha Symphony Orchestra to play on the record, with arrangements by Nate Walcott (Bright Eyes, Broken Bells, Rilo Kiley).

From the Press Release: With Stay Gold, First Aid Kit - sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg – have honed their lush arrangements and blossomed as vivid storytellers in creating this ambitious 10-song collection of originals. They say of the recording process, “We took new directions and turns with the arrangements, building them up and creating more dynamics, yet always following where the songs wanted to go.”

Drawing inspiration from sources as varied as Spaghetti Westerns and Lee Hazlewood productions, “My Silver Lining” features the duo’s most sophisticated songwriting and arrangements to date. They explain, “It's song about searching for a reason to keep on keeping on, to find the good that comes with the bad. We wanted to create a piece that was dark yet uplifting at the same time.” Elsewhere, songs like “Master Pretender” capture the lush, confident instrumentation of ‘Graceland’-era Paul Simon.

Hailing from a southern suburb of Stockholm, Klara and Johanna began composing songs as teenagers in 2007. Their heart-wrenching song “Emmylou” off ‘The Lion’s Roar’ was chosen by Rolling Stone as a ‘Single of the Year’ in 2012. They have performed on Late Show with David Letterman, Conan, and shared the stage with artists including Jack White, Lykee Li, and Bright Eyes.

First Aid Kit - "My Silver Lining" (from Stay Gold)

Stay Gold Tracklist:

1. My Silver Lining
2. Master Pretender
3. Stay Gold
4. Cedar Lane
5. Shattered & Hollow
6. The Bell
7. Waitress Song
8. Fleeting One
9. Heaven Knows
10. A Long Time Ago

North American Tour Dates:

5/22 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom

5/23 – Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre

5/24 – George, WA – Sasquatch! Festival

5/26 – San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall

5/28 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre

5/29 – Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom

5/31 – Houston, TX – Free Press Summer Fest

6/2 – Omaha, NE – Waiting Room

6/3 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater

6/4 – Chicago, IL – Park West

6/6 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall

6/7 – Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre

6/8 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club

6/9 – Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

6/11 – New York, NY – Webster Hall

6/12 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

6/13 – Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle

6/14 – Manchester, TN – Bonnaroo Music Festival