#songoftheday / VIDEO: FIRST AID KIT: “AMERICA”

The idea of anyone covering Simon and Garfunkel probably makes you yawn, but this rendition of “America” by First Aid Kit is quite the touching tribute, their voices and gentle acoustic guitars the equivalent of a warm blanket on a freezing winter’s night.  It’s super mellow, devoid of percussion, but if you’re a fan of folk music it’s really going to make your day.  Like it made ours.

Youtube info:

▶ First Aid Kit – America (Cover) – YouTube

Published on Nov 18, 2014

Lyrics & Music – Paul Simon
Director – Simon Gozzi, Johanna Söderberg, & Anna Söderberg
Editor – Johanna Söderberg

“America” will initially be available exclusively as a 10″ single for Record Store Day, and will be released on Nov 28th, 2014. http://www.recordstoreday.com/Special…

Continue to check this space for release information in additional formats.

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An entertainment journalist for 20 years, Michael McCarthy was a columnist and contributing editor for the magazines Lollipop and LiveWire. He co-created and wrote for Cinezine, one of the '90's most popular movie E-zines. The only time he's not listening to music is when he's watching television shows and movies or reading, usually music magazines.

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