FIRST AID KIT: Summer tour 2002 CD £0 Free. American Connecticut Post-punk Post-hardcore
First Aid Kit was an American rock band from Rockville, Connecticut, formed in 2001 and disbanded in 2004. They released one EPs and one album on frontman JP’s label Said Sew Recordings. Over the band’s lifespan they toured the east coast and parts of the mid-west of the United States extensively.
First Aid Kit formed in Fall of 2000, while hometown friends JP Chirdon and Brad Amorosino were attending the University of Connecticut. It was there that they found their crucial beat-man Brian Pile, who originally began with the group on guitar. The band evolved over the next year and a half with a host of acquaintances and friends to keep the ball rolling. A notable change was the addition of James Dennis on guitar, a childhood friend of Brian’s, who nimbly acquainted his creative contributions to the band, which was still busy with understanding their approach to the music. The line-up was solidified in Fall of 2002, when Nick Santore filled the void left on the low end. This was after bass player Ben Saperstein’s exodus to projects in North Carolina and Philadelphia. The fully realized group became JP, Brad, Brian, James and Nick, all of whom were present on, and crucial to all of First Aid Kit’s official releases.”