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Any takers?

piscesx, Saturday, 24 November 2012 12:05 (four years ago) Permalink

I love this band.

owenf, Saturday, 24 November 2012 13:40 (four years ago) Permalink

Just about my favourite live band of the year. Be interested to see if they've got a good whole album in there. One thing that makes me think they do is that they were signed by Jim Chancellor.

Manfred Mann meets Man Parrish (ithappens), Saturday, 24 November 2012 13:52 (four years ago) Permalink

Lindstrom remix is great imo http://soundcloud.com/feedelity/haim-forever-lindstr-m-prins

piscesx, Saturday, 24 November 2012 14:20 (four years ago) Permalink

live on lauren laverne (who pronounces their name wrong) -

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p011jm4m

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 24 November 2012 14:48 (four years ago) Permalink

in this mutant-80s-RnB world we now live in, i like that haim seem to be mining the rockier side of that, the strutting, jagger/michael jackson side. so far it seems to MOSTLY be a kind of stored-up potential (i can imagine live shows being more... kinetic?) but by my lights it's a good sign that they're starting simple

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 24 November 2012 14:55 (four years ago) Permalink

Really like them. This is kind of amazing:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=gtP0dQV0Rlg

Roz, Sunday, 25 November 2012 16:39 (four years ago) Permalink

This their best song, I think:

Manfred Mann meets Man Parrish (ithappens), Sunday, 25 November 2012 20:53 (four years ago) Permalink

The songs are actually pretty enjoyable but they feel so derivative without really bringing very much personality to the table that I can't imagine ever really loving them. The L&PT remix is terrific though.

Matt DC, Monday, 26 November 2012 11:20 (four years ago) Permalink

brilliant remix material almost seems like their destiny? :/

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 26 November 2012 11:31 (four years ago) Permalink

There's a definite feel of 2006-era Bigstereo band to them.

Matt DC, Monday, 26 November 2012 11:36 (four years ago) Permalink

Don't Save Me video just popped up today...

Johnny Fever, Monday, 26 November 2012 15:18 (four years ago) Permalink

I'm liking them pretty well. They're like Warpaint's younger cousins who still get out during the daytime. I do get the complaint about not "bringing very much personality to the table"; the lead singer is a too restrained too much of the time. She sorta reminds me of Bob Weir in that way, if that makes sense.

how's life, Monday, 26 November 2012 15:26 (four years ago) Permalink

I watched the little mini-doc on them yesterday: http://youtu.be/ZE_Kgk7w4f8

Like most sibling acts, it seems like one or more parents are living vicariously through their experiences. Not that their dad is taskmaster or a glommer—he actually seems really nice—but HAIM the band probably wouldn't exist if left up to chance.

Johnny Fever, Monday, 26 November 2012 15:31 (four years ago) Permalink

There's a definite feel of 2006-era Bigstereo band to them.

― Matt DC, Monday, November 26, 2012 6:36 AM (5 hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

What are some Bigstereo bands from 2006 that you are thinking of? I found that blog and the few things I checked out either sounded way dancier than this or more like Franz Ferdinand or the Interpol or whatever.

how's life, Monday, 26 November 2012 16:39 (four years ago) Permalink

Haim have been really mis-sold by the whole Fleetwood-Mac-play-R&B thing. There's nothing R&B about them live. And not a lot that's Fleetwood Mac either. They're a good American pop-rock band. One thing that seemed odd to me is that both times I saw them the set was no more than seven songs, including covers, and the best of them had been knocking around for a while. Which made me winder if there was definitely a while good album in them.

Manfred Mann meets Man Parrish (ithappens), Monday, 26 November 2012 18:20 (four years ago) Permalink

this will surprise nobody who's ever taken even the most cursory of glances at the Lindstrom thread but I completely love the L&PT remix. probably listened to it twenty times over the long weekend.

a duiving caTCH, a stuolllen bayeeeess (jamescobo), Monday, 26 November 2012 18:54 (four years ago) Permalink

The first single sounds very Phoenix to me - something about the vocal mannerisms.

Deafening silence (DL), Monday, 26 November 2012 19:09 (four years ago) Permalink

Something about them still sounds a little too "we live in a nice suburb and our parents helped us put up the money for a good producer." Talented though. Maybe in a couple of years.

drunk 'n' white's elements of style (Hurting 2), Monday, 26 November 2012 20:38 (four years ago) Permalink

Is it really any wonder, I reject you first
Haim, Haim, Haim, Haim

drunk 'n' white's elements of style (Hurting 2), Monday, 26 November 2012 20:52 (four years ago) Permalink

Even though I find them slightly annoying, it's pretty hard not to like "Don't Save Me"

UnderControl, Monday, 26 November 2012 23:21 (four years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

winners

http://www.bbc.co.uk/soundof2013

someone has already tweeted "i thought they were the sound of 1984!" haw haw

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 4 January 2013 08:39 (four years ago) Permalink

I like this Cyril Hahn remix of "Don't Save Me".. It comes across a bit Benoit and Sergio

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 4 January 2013 11:15 (four years ago) Permalink

woah! hold your horses! going out on a limb there beeb

Jamie_ATP, Friday, 4 January 2013 12:34 (four years ago) Permalink

I thought restating what everyone in the industry already thought was the point of this list?

Don't Save Me is great, not so sure about the rest yet.

Matt DC, Friday, 4 January 2013 12:35 (four years ago) Permalink

"don't save me" is better than anything on that chairlift album - which i liked a lot

the big, clacking, off-kilter drums are incredible

monotony, Friday, 4 January 2013 12:57 (four years ago) Permalink

Even though I find them slightly annoying, it's pretty hard not to like "Don't Save Me"

― UnderControl, Monday, November 26, 2012 6:21 PM

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 4 January 2013 13:14 (four years ago) Permalink

yep

the definite listicle (seandalai), Friday, 4 January 2013 13:21 (four years ago) Permalink

is that the current single? accidentally heard haim on the radio the other week and thought it was something dredged up from the actual 80s

lex pretend, Friday, 4 January 2013 13:27 (four years ago) Permalink

on that tip, here's some actual west-coast girl-group pop-rock dredged up from the 80s:

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 4 January 2013 14:20 (four years ago) Permalink

and here's haim's new single -

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01374g9

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 4 January 2013 14:24 (four years ago) Permalink

just listened to "Don't Save Me" for the first time and I really, really, REALLY love the lead singer's voice

the song itself is a little on the whatever side

Angel Haze is my hero (DJP), Friday, 4 January 2013 14:35 (four years ago) Permalink

she ENUNCIATES very well

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 4 January 2013 14:38 (four years ago) Permalink

for reasons I can't quite explain they remind me a bit of Lone Justice.

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 4 January 2013 14:45 (four years ago) Permalink

my first reaction while listening was "I wonder if I'd be able to deal with Lana Del Rey's songs if Danielle Haim was singing them instead" and then I remembered that I've hated every iteration of "Video Games" that I've heard

Angel Haze is my hero (DJP), Friday, 4 January 2013 14:46 (four years ago) Permalink

xp Going out on a limb is pretty much the polar opposite of what the BBC poll is about.

I love what I've heard so far - Forever was one of my singles of the year - and I hope they don't botch the album because ones-to-watch culture has become so overheated in recent years that it practically guarantees backlashes.

Deafening silence (DL), Friday, 4 January 2013 14:47 (four years ago) Permalink

I think Haim are probably better at nailing a certain bittersweet rushiness that you get in that kind of 80s teen movie pop than a lot of acts who are striving for that sound. I listened to the Chairlift album a bit last year and couldn't connect with it at all.

Matt DC, Friday, 4 January 2013 14:51 (four years ago) Permalink

unsurprisingly they sound great when they harmonize together (there's a whole interesting sideline thing about genetics and how people who are related tend to have naturally-matching vibratos that ties into why so many family-based singing groups sound awesome together)

Angel Haze is my hero (DJP), Friday, 4 January 2013 14:57 (four years ago) Permalink

posted this already at the start but its a cracker so..

piscesx, Friday, 4 January 2013 15:17 (four years ago) Permalink

I feel a bit sorry for Chairlift. I Belong In Your Arms is one of those great recent pop songs, like Zero/Heads Will Roll, which feels like it should have been Top 10 but didn't get anywhere near the charts because radio wasn't interested. I think Haim are going to benefit from a more open-minded mood at Radio 1. Strictly UK perspective of course - I don't understand how US radio works.

Deafening silence (DL), Friday, 4 January 2013 15:56 (four years ago) Permalink

that's okay, neither do we

Angel Haze is my hero (DJP), Friday, 4 January 2013 15:57 (four years ago) Permalink

I don't understand how US radio works.

It doesn't.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 4 January 2013 15:57 (four years ago) Permalink

the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 4 January 2013 16:02 (four years ago) Permalink

I can't let go of this absurd, meritocratic, utopian ideal - which never existed - of radio programmers hearing a really good catchy song and playlisting it without worrying about where it fits in. It's the poptimist Brigadoon.

Deafening silence (DL), Friday, 4 January 2013 16:04 (four years ago) Permalink

Has anyone won/appeared high up on the Sound Of... poll and NOT found themselves immediately playlisted on Radio 1? That'd be like the BBC admitting they don't have faith in their own poll.

Pretty sure 'Zero' made the R1 playlist as well.

Matt DC, Friday, 4 January 2013 16:06 (four years ago) Permalink

recently i had to spend about 5-6 hours in one day listening to radio 1 and it was an entirely dreadful experience. in that entire time ONE song i enjoyed was played (kelly clarkson's "stronger", i nearly wept with gratitude) but even the shit songs were a relief because it meant the intolerable presenters shut the fuck up briefly

lex pretend, Friday, 4 January 2013 16:10 (four years ago) Permalink

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/playlist/

^^^ I mean this basically looks like a mashup of things that have been on the 6music playlist for ages, things that have been on the 1xtra playlist for ages and yr obvious massive pop acts that go straight on there anyway. I'm not really seeing anything different to how it's been for years.

Matt DC, Friday, 4 January 2013 16:10 (four years ago) Permalink

good fucking god, that playlist

lex pretend, Friday, 4 January 2013 16:12 (four years ago) Permalink

None of the Top 5 are currently on the playlist - only Peace and Tom Odell from the longlist. Although Everything Everything, alt-J and Foals are all on the A-list, which surprised me. I don't have an archive of old playlists to compare but I'm sure it's opened up recently.

Deafening silence (DL), Friday, 4 January 2013 16:13 (four years ago) Permalink

I'm not really viewing the presence of those three bands as opening up, they're all reasonably well established acts at this point and you'd have seen, I dunno, Friendly Fires or Noah & The Whale or whoever on the R1 list in the recent past. It looks like box-ticking rather than open-mindedness really.

Matt DC, Friday, 4 January 2013 16:16 (four years ago) Permalink

Wasn't Dash only their live drummer and doesn't appear on any of their recorded output?

groovypanda, Friday, 28 April 2017 10:35 (four weeks ago) Permalink

ahhh you could be right!

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 28 April 2017 10:54 (four weeks ago) Permalink

New single:

daavid, Wednesday, 3 May 2017 19:19 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Kinda meh? I'm much more interested in the studio version of "Right Now"

daavid, Wednesday, 3 May 2017 19:20 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i hate this band

marcos, Wednesday, 3 May 2017 19:30 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I'm into it

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Wednesday, 3 May 2017 19:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i don't think the problem with this song is the production as much as it is the fact that there's really not much of a song there

OTM.

_Rudipherous_, Wednesday, 3 May 2017 19:37 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i don't mind this new single! it's not exceptional but it's not terrible. it seems promising.

Fluffy Saint-Bernard (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, 3 May 2017 19:38 (three weeks ago) Permalink

that's way more like it

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Wednesday, 3 May 2017 20:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink

eh.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 3 May 2017 20:18 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i feel a new jersey coming on (hopefully not a fairweather johnson)

I got da Midas touch as you fucking were LG x (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 3 May 2017 20:28 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Fan of this single. Very emotion-era Carly Rae, which is all I'm asking for in this sad world.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 3 May 2017 23:21 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Same producer as Carly Rae so makes sense.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Wednesday, 3 May 2017 23:32 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Rechtshaid is apparently Danielle's boyfriend! The more you know. Dev Hynes and Rostam attended to some of the production as well.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/how-haim-found-their-way-back-with-something-to-tell-you-w480244

monotony, Wednesday, 3 May 2017 23:46 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Surprised at the lukewarm reaction to "Right Now" in this thread, that's a great tune

Carlotta's Portrait (Ross), Thursday, 4 May 2017 04:46 (three weeks ago) Permalink

There's not much middleground about Haim on ilm.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Thursday, 4 May 2017 04:54 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Here's some middle ground: I'm a big, big fan of the first record but I'm having a hard time warming up to these new songs. I want to love them but

bunny slopes, Thursday, 4 May 2017 05:34 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Im with bunny slopes. Loved the first record but not feeling any of these two songs so far. I love Ariel's production tho so even if the compositions leave me as lukewarm as they have at least it will sound great. The harmonies in their voices are there too but I don't know... I want more groove out of them... not a fan of how these sounds more like ballads and less like rockers.

dance cum rituals (Moka), Thursday, 4 May 2017 06:07 (three weeks ago) Permalink

It's got a slow build that feels like it forgets to peak and it doesn't have as much of that Haim je ne sais quoi as my favorite tracks of theirs but it's still a beautiful song and I'm a major sucker for E•MO•TION so i'll be more than satisfied if the rest of the album is more of this.

Fetchboy, Thursday, 4 May 2017 06:22 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I'm not feeling this new single at all. The drum sounds are terrible to the point of distraction.

boxedjoy, Thursday, 4 May 2017 07:37 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Listened to this a bit, not a huge fan, but I like the band and can imagine liking the song in context.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 4 May 2017 11:59 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i don't mind this new single! it's not exceptional but it's not terrible. it seems promising.

― Fluffy Saint-Bernard (Stevie D(eux)), Wednesday, May 3, 2017 3:38 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

something very 2017 about this tweet

Wimmels, Thursday, 4 May 2017 13:13 (three weeks ago) Permalink

But "not terrible" and "seems promising" don't sound like ways to describe 2017 at all.

MarkoP, Thursday, 4 May 2017 14:34 (three weeks ago) Permalink

the new one is good, it also could have fit seamlessly into the last LP for better or worse. right now i'm leaning for worse.

J0rdan S., Thursday, 4 May 2017 14:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

hum. yeah, far from their previous singles afaic.
hope the rest of the album is better...

AlXTC from Paris, Thursday, 4 May 2017 14:42 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Pall Thermos Fanboyson

Bunnybrains, Thursday, 4 May 2017 14:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Here's some middle ground

Kind of the same here. I was pro-HAIM, maybe not as much as some, but I have continued to like a bunch of their singles (and maybe a couple other album tracks). I am not into these two new songs at all.

_Rudipherous_, Thursday, 4 May 2017 15:19 (three weeks ago) Permalink

they would be decent album tracks but i'm a little alarmed that they're lead singles

call all destroyer, Thursday, 4 May 2017 15:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Want You Back is ok but all the tension and drive has been smoothed off compared to the best singles from the debut

ufo, Thursday, 4 May 2017 15:33 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Hey, "Pour Some Sugar On Me" was the fourth single.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 4 May 2017 15:42 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I like these quite a bit, but i don't HAVE TO LISTEN TO THEM AGAIN RIGHT NOW like almost every song from the last album.

Spencer Chow, Thursday, 4 May 2017 22:56 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I gave it another try and find it inferior to most of the album tracks from the first album.
It's more like a b-side.
indeed it's a weird choice for a lead single.

AlXTC from Paris, Friday, 5 May 2017 08:03 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Studio version of Right Now is still pretty sparse

https://youtu.be/qALvRCFNNpo

groovypanda, Friday, 12 May 2017 12:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i like it. it does feel like a "mood" rather than a song, but that's exactly what a band who's been away for awhile should do, no? whet the appetite without sating it? there's no album to buy yet.

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 12 May 2017 12:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink

There's weird stuff going on in the studio version, things that sound like mistakes, not sure what was the intent behind them.

daavid, Friday, 12 May 2017 15:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

That buzz of an unplugged cable? it sounds like they were high and on mixing day were like "listen we WANT mistakes in this record! It'll sound more HUMAN man!!"

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Friday, 12 May 2017 15:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lmao now i REALLY don't like "right now"

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 12 May 2017 16:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Right now, an ILXor is deciding they don't like "Right Now."

✓ (Doctor Casino), Friday, 12 May 2017 16:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lol

ToddBonzalez (BradNelson), Friday, 12 May 2017 16:55 (two weeks ago) Permalink

artwork and titles are so bad i can't stand to hear the actual tunes.

piscesx, Friday, 12 May 2017 16:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i mostly like these songs but i kinda agree with you there

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 12 May 2017 17:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

drums in 'right now' are so crazy sloppy tho
dunno it works for me somehow

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 12 May 2017 17:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Haim what is going on with you, I'm worried

bunny slopes, Friday, 12 May 2017 18:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

That buzz of an unplugged cable?

Not just that. Like it's poorly mixed. Stuff like the guitar is too loud, some off-beat background percussion, mic hiss?

daavid, Friday, 12 May 2017 18:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I noticed the off-beat stuff too.

how's life, Friday, 12 May 2017 21:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

This is fantastic, you're all mad.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Friday, 12 May 2017 21:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

enough production bullshit to cover up the fact that there still isn't a song there. i guess i don't mind.

call all destroyer, Friday, 12 May 2017 21:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I actually really like the song, that's the worst part! All I wanted was a properly mixed version of the recording on the video. :(

daavid, Friday, 12 May 2017 22:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The new track they performed on SNL tonight sounded pretty good, and I'm already in love with "Want You Back," so I'm expecting good things from the record despite "Right Now."

some sad trombone Twilight Zone shit (cryptosicko), Sunday, 14 May 2017 05:05 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah wow they were terrific on SNL, restoked for album

bunny slopes, Sunday, 14 May 2017 07:11 (one week ago) Permalink


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