Watch First Aid Kit and The Staves Cover The Roches’ “Runs in the Family” Backstage

First Aid Kit's Ruins and Tender Offerings EP Both Out Now via Columbia

Nov 12, 2018
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Swedish sister alt-country/folk duo First Aid Kit (Klara and Johanna Söderberg) released a new album, Ruins, back in January, and the Tender Offerings EP in September, both via Columbia. Last Thursday they played Leeds, England with The Staves, a British trio featuring sisters Jessica, Camilla, and Emily Staveley-Taylor. Now First Aid Kit have shared a video of both bands teaming up backstage to cover a song by the Irish-American trio The Roches, whose members were, you guessed it, all sisters. (It's too bad HAIM weren't there to also take part!) The song in question is the fittingly titled "Runs in the Family," from The Roches' self-titled debut, released in 1979. Watch First Aid Kit and The Staves' cover below, followed by The Roches' original.

First Aid Kit previously shared Ruins track "It's a Shame," as well as a video for the song inspired by the Gwyneth Paltrow romantic comedy from 1998, Sliding Doors. Plus there was a lyric video for "Postcard" and another lyric video for "Fireworks." Then there was a full-on video for "Fireworks" that featured the sisters attending, dancing, and performing at a 1980s prom, complete with big hairdos and vintage prom dresses. Then there was a video of them performing "Postcard" live in a TV studio (dubbed The Rebel Hearts Club) made to look like one from the 1970s, followed by them performing "Ruins" in the same setting. In March 2017, First Aid Kit shared a new song, "You Are the Problem Here," in honor of International Women's Day. Then in March 2018 they shared a new video of them performing a rocking version of the "You Are the Problem Here" live in a blank TV studio, dubbed the Rebel Hearts Club, turning it into a bit of a #MeToo anthem. Then they did a session for Spotify where they covered the Kate Bush classic "Running Up That Hill," from the British singer/songwriter's 1985 album Hounds of Love, and also performed "Fireworks." Then there was a video for Tender Offerings' "Rebel Heart" inspired by '70s horror films.

Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, Laura Veirs) produced Ruins in Portland, OR. The album features R.E.M.'s Peter Buck, Wilco's Glenn Kotche, and Midlake's McKenzie Smith. Ruins is the follow-up to 2014's acclaimed Stay Gold.

Read our recent print magazine interview with First Aid Kit on Ruins.

Read our recent Fan Interview with First Aid Kit, where they answered questions submitted by their fans.

Read our recent Bucket List interview with First Aid Kit.

Read our 2014 interview with First Aid Kit.

(Via Stereogum and Reddit's Indieheads)

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