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First Aid Kit to Release New Album in January, Conor Oberst to Guest

The Lion's Roar Due Out January 24 via Wichita Records

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Sweden’s sister-duo First Aid Kit will release their sophomore album, The Lion’s Roar on January 24 through Wichita Records. Yep, that’s still a long, long way away, but in the meantime you can check out a teaser trailer for the album below.

The new album, a follow up to 2010’s The Big Black & The Blue, showcases sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg, who sing songs about sadness and beauty. The Lion’s Roar was produced by Mike Mogis of Saddle Creek Records fame and features guest appearances by Conor Oberst and The Felice Brothers on the album’s final song, “King of the World.” Bright Eyes’ Nate Walcott also guests on the album, as does the sisters’ father, Benkt Söderberg.

Here’s the album teaser trailer:

The duo also have some current tour dates, some supporting fellow Swede Lykke Li, others opening up for Bright Eyes:

SEPT. 7 MYRTLE BEACH, SC HOUSE OF BLUES*

SEPT. 8 ATHENS, GA GEORGIA THEATRE*

SEPT. 9 BIRMINGHAM, AL THE WORKPLAY SOUNDSTAGE*

SEPT. 11 ORLANDO, FL HOUSE OF BLUES*

SEPT. 13 NEW ORLEANS, LA HOUSE OF BLUES*

SEPT. 15 DALLAS, TX PALLADIUM BALLROOM*

NOV. 7 POMONA, CA FOX THEATER#

NOV. 8 LOS ANGELES, CA THE TROUBADOUR

NOV. 9 OAKLAND, CA FOX THEATER#

NOV. 11 DENVER, CO OGDEN THEATER#

NOV. 13 MINNEAPOLIS, MN FIRST AVENUE#

NOV. 14 CHICAGO, IL VIC THEATER#

NOV. 15 TORONTO, ON SOUND ACADEMY#

NOV. 16 NEW YORK, NY THE MERCURY LOUNGE

NOV. 17 MONTCLAIR, NJ WELLMONT THEATER#

NOV. 19 ASHEVILLE, NC ORANGE PEEL#

NOV. 20 ATLANTA, GA BUCKHEAD THEATER#

NOV. 21 NEW ORLEANS, LA TIPITINA’S#

* supporting Bright Eyes

# supporting Lykke Li

(www.myspace.com/thisisfirstaidkit)



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