Sunday, December 14, 2008

Remix (& a Cover) Sunday

Can you remember what you were doing when you were 15 years old? I have a vague recollection I was wasting every waking hour playing Championship Manager, in a vain attempt to prove I had more tactical acumen than the current England football manager? I can tell you for sure I didn't have the slightest inclination to head out to a forest and record a spellbinding cover of one of the best artists of the year. That's exactly what Klara and her older sister Johanna Söderberg, aka First Aid Kit, have achieved with their enchanting version of Fleet Foxes' "Tiger Mountain Peasant Song". The warmth, maturity and empathy is overwhelming to witness for ones meant to be so devoid of experience.

To keep this post on message, I've also thrown up a lovely remix of Passion Pit's "Sleepyhead". The lo-fi electro-pop original is an early contender for single of the year in 09 and my tip as the song most likely to generate collective euphoria at the festival season this summer.

Passion Pit are seemingly spurning our fumbling British advances at present with no UK dates currently scheduled. First Aid Kit however, are playing the joint Moshi Moshi / Wichita Xmas Party in London this Tuesday, along with Slow Club, James Yuill and Sky Larkin. BTA London will of course be in attendance...

Passion Pit - Sleepyhead (Landau Wake Up Remix)
First Aid Kit - Tiger Mountain Peasant Song


a.m.p.m. said...

What a sweet Fleet Foxes cover. The original is incredible as well, of course.

Mookie said...

Great cover. Love the voices.

Mookie said...

Greg, just listened to both First Aid Kit and Passion Pit's EPs. Great stuff. Especially those Swedes, they are seriously talented. Hoping to catch Passion Pit here in Ottawa next month.