Buck Revisits R.E.M. with First Aid Kit, Records New Minus 5 LP

Buck Revisits R.E.M. with First Aid Kit, Records New Minus 5 LP

Swedish folk-pop duo First Aid Kit has posted a video of them performing an acoustic version of R.E.M.’s song “Walk Unafraid,” accompanied by Peter Buck.

The group, consisting of sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg, contributed a studio version of the track to the soundtrack of the Reese Witherspoon movie Wild.

The video with Buck was recorded live, outdoors in Portland during a break during filming for First Aid Kit’s official video for the song. Watch it here:

 

In other Peter Buck news, the former R.E.M. guitarist plays on several tracks on the forthcoming album by The Minus 5, Dungeon Golds, being released March 10th on Yep Roc Records. Buck is a consistent collaborator in the ever-shifting group, led by onetime R.E.M. touring musician Scott McCaughey.

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