Every month, we publish a round up of reviews of recent releases that moved us in the past weeks. These are personal takes on hand-curated gems our team dug up (and the occasional chart topper). This time with First Aid Kit, Phoenix, The Haunted Youth, John Moods, Warhaus, Weyes Blood, Bad Hammer and EVÎN. Which one is your favorite?
It has been three years since we last heard from First Aid Kit. “We didn’t want to rush this record. We let the songs take their time – the writing and the recording.” I sat down with the band to talk about the progression of their sound, the cruciality of women songwriters and instrumentalists, and the artistic potential and fun that comes from a gut-trusting freedom of self.