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First Aid Kit serenade Letterman with cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s “America” — watch

on May 08, 2015, 9:40am

Last night, First Aid Kit got their chance to serenade David Letterman for one final time. The Swedish folk siblings appeared on the Late Show just last summer performing “My Silver Lining”. This time, however, they covered a song very dear to Letterman’s heart: “America” by Simon and Garfunkel. (As Letterman explained, he used to sing the song to his son before bed.) Replay the emotional performance below.


First Aid Kit have a heft summer tour schedule mapped out, including stops at Outside Lands, Lollapalooza, and Newport Folk. They’ve said that after this round of dates, they’ll take a break and “see what happens,” meaning this might be your last chance to catch them for a minute. Find their full itinerary here.

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