A rainy Friday in Brooklyn calls for a very specific kind of music. The vocal delicacy of Johanna and Klara Söderberg, the Swedish sisters behind First Aid Kit
, wrapped in those earthy tones of theirs, hits the spot. If right this second you listen to them promise to "be your Emmylou or your June" on early 2012 single "Emmylou"
, it will make your day better. If their songs can bring Patti Smith to tears
, who knows what they can do for you.
There's even more loveliness to come this weekend. The band will be stopping by Irving Plaza on Saturday and Music Hall of Williamsburg on Sunday, staking their claim in the millennial Fleet Foxes-Bon Iver craze with this year's record, The Lion's Roar. We checked in with Johanna and Klara on the road, as we've been known to do with bands on the road, to find out what five things have been helping them cope with the touring life.