First Aid Kit Announce 'Ruins' LP, Share New Single "Postcard"
The album features members of R.E.M., Wilco and Midlake
Published Oct 27, 2017Swedish sister duo First Aid Kit will return with their latest LP early next year. Titled Ruins, it's due out on January 18 via Columbia.
The record marks the full-length follow-up to 2014's Stay Gold, though the band did deliver one-off protest song "You Are the Problem Here" earlier this year.
Ruins was recorded in Portland with producer Tucker Martine, and also hears sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg collaborating with guest musicians like R.E.M.'s Peter Buck, Wilco's Glenn Kotche and Midlake's McKenzie Smith.
The new 10-song offering includes previously shared single "It's a Shame," but the two-piece have also given fans another preview of the new material with the unveiling of "Postcard." See the complete LP tracklisting and stream that track down below.
First Aid Kit have also announced plans to embark on a North American tour at the end of January. It will include Canadian stops in Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal, and you can see the full list of dates down below, as well.
You can pre-order the new album here.
1. Rebel Heart
2. It's a Shame
5. To Live a Life
6. My Wild Sweet Love
7. Distant Star
9. Hem of Her Dress
10. Nothing Has to Be True
01/24 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
01/26 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater*
01/27 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre*
01/28 Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre*
01/30 Minneapolis, MN – Palace Theatre*
02/01 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium*
02/02 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre*
02/03 Detroit, MI – Saint Andrew's Hall*
02/05 Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall*
02/06 Montreal, QC – Metropolis Concert Hall*
02/07 Boston, MA – House of Blues*
02/09 Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre*
02/10 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer*
02/13 New York, NY – Beacon Theatre*
* with Van William