First Aid Kit - Ruins

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Ruins is the fourth studio album by Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit, released in January 2008 via Columbia Records.

First Aid Kit are a Swedish folk duo formed in 2007 comprising siblings Klara Söderberg (who sings and plays guitar), and her older sister Johanna Söderberg (who sings backing vocals and plays keyboards).

Their 2008 YouTube video cover of the song "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song" by Fleet Foxes spread their name rapidly on the Internet.  After that they have achieved world wide fame with their harmonious singing and country and folk influenced songs, leading to a nomination for a Brit Awards as one of the five best international groups in 2015.

After completing their touring commitments in support of their 2014 album Stay Gold they took a break until April 2016. In this period Klara's relationship had ended which influenced the record and brought forth the title of the album: "It’s the ruins of a relationship. How sad it is, but also how beautiful it was. That’s all you have left at the end."

In 2016 Klara and Johanna reconvened in Los Angeles to write the new album. The first single 'It's a Shame' reflects on the shining sun in LA 'forcing' them to feel happy while in a sad mood. They wrote the album track 'Rebel Heart' in a remote house in Joshua Tree. The song "My Wild Sweet Love" was initially written for the 2014 film The Fault in Our Stars but was rejected. The album closer "Nothing Has to Be True" was written on a Gibson guitar from 1928 bought as gift by Jack White.

Produced by Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, Laura Veirs), the album was recorded in Portland, Orego in the US where the duo collaborated with amazing musicians — REM’s Peter Buck, Wilco’s Glenn Kotche, and Midlake’s McKenzie Smith. Singer-songwriter Laura Veirs can be heard on the song "Hem of Her Dress" along with Klara and Johanna's mother and brother.

The album has received acclaim from many music critics and has reached #47 on the US Billboard 200, #3 on the UK and #13 on the Australian Albusm charts.

Check out the tracks:  It’s A Shame”; “Postcard”; “Fireworks”; “Hem of Her Dress”; and “Rebel Heart”.

This LP record is on black vinyl housed in a gatefold sleeve with a digital download code, pressed in Europe.

(889854936617)

Tracklisting:

 

No.

Track

Time

A1

Rebel Heart

5:24

A2

It's A Shame

3:59

A3

Fireworks

4:15

A4

Postcard

3:47

A5

To Live A Life

3:13

B1

My Wild Sweet Love

3:55

B2

Distant Star

3:08

B3

Ruins

3:32

B4

Hem Of Her Dress

3:24

B5

Nothing Has To Be True

5:01

SKU 889854936617
Record Label Columbia Records
Label / Model # Sony
Catalogue Number 88985493661
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 19 January 2018
Original Release Date (Year) 19 January 2018
Barcode # 889854936617
Shipping Weight 0.3850kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, Black Vinyl, Gatefold Sleeve, Digital Download Code
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Folk
Genre Folk Pop
Genre Folk Rock
Genre Country Rock
Format VINYL LP

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