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First Aid Kit announce new album, Ruins, share plucky new track, “Postcard”: Stream

The Swedish folk duo's fourth LP is slated for a January release

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    When Swedish folk duo First Aid Kit shared the rollicking new cut “It’s a Shame” last month alongside a slew of headlining tour dates, an album announcement didn’t feel far behind. Now, the band has detailed their fourth proper LP, Ruins, the follow-up to 2014’s Stay Gold. It’s due out January 19th through Columbia Records.

    Produced by Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, Laura Veirs), the album was recorded in Portland, Oregon where the duo collaborated with the likes of R.E.M.’s Peter Buck, Wilco’s Glenn Kotche, and Midlake’s McKenzie Smith.

    A second new song accompanies the announcement: “Postcard” is another slice of sepia-toned Americana, this one evoking the amiable twang of Dolly Parton. Listen to it below.

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    See the album’s artwork and tracklist below.

    Ruins Artwork:

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    Ruins Tracklist:
    01. Rebel Heart
    02. It’s a Shame
    03. Fireworks
    04. Postcard
    05. To Live a Life
    06. My Wild Sweet Love
    07. Distant Star
    08. Ruins
    09. Hem of Her Dress
    10. Nothing Has to Be True

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