Today First Aid Kit released “Fireworks,” the latest track from their forthcoming album Ruins – listen here. First Aid Kit says: “We’re so excited to finally share ‘Fireworks.’ It’s a track that we put a lot of emotions into. We love the arrangement we created for it with our producer Tucker Martine, borrowing from classic 50’s ballads and mixing it with Twin Peaks-guitars and synths. It’s a song about the ideals you set for yourself in life and how they can break you down, leaving you all alone at the end. “

First Aid Kit will release Ruins, their fourth studio album, on January 19 via Columbia Records. Produced by Tucker Martine (My Morning Jacket, Laura Veirs), the album was recorded in Portland, OR where the duo collaborated with amazing musicians — REM’s Peter Buck, Wilco’s Glenn Kotche, and Midlake’s McKenzie Smith. Ruins is available for pre-order now and includes lead single “It’s A Shame” as well as “Postcard” and “Fireworks.” See full tracklisting below.

First Aid Kit will embark on a 2018 North American headline tour, kicking off January 24 at the Fox Theatre in Oakland and continuing through a final night at New York City’s Beacon Theatre, with Van William supporting. Tickets are on sale now, visit http://www.firstaidkitband.com/ for more information. The band toured the U.S. this fall, having performed at both Austin City Limits and San Francisco’s Hardly Strictly Bluegrass festivals, check out their performance of “It’s A Shame” at ACL HERE. First Aid Kit also played additional shows in Los Angeles and Austin before ending their US trip with a sold-out show at New York City’s Town Hall.

Ruins follows the 2014 release of Stay Gold, a lush and ambitious 10-song collection that beautifully captures the duo’s vivid storytelling, landing First Aid Kit countless “Best of 2014” accolades. Earlier this spring, First Aid Kit also released a stand-alone single on International Women’s Day entitled “You Are The Problem Here.”  It is an empowered, passionate, and angry song that confronts the rape culture epidemic, with a portion of proceeds donated to Women for Women International.


  1. Rebel Heart

  2. It’s a Shame

  3. Fireworks

  4. Postcard

  5. To Live a Life

  6. My Wild Sweet Love

  7. Distant Star

  8. Ruins

  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*
*Van William Supporting

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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