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Any takers?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEwM6ERq0gc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dtIjyG9gTg

piscesx, Saturday, 24 November 2012 12:05 (seven years ago) link

I love this band.

owenf, Saturday, 24 November 2012 13:40 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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

piscesx, Saturday, 24 November 2012 14:20 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

This their best song, I think:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K936dIhm05Q

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

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 (seven years ago) link

brilliant remix material almost seems like their destiny? :/

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Monday, 26 November 2012 11:31 (seven years ago) link

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

Matt DC, Monday, 26 November 2012 11:36 (seven years ago) link

Don't Save Me video just popped up today...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiqIush2nTA

Johnny Fever, Monday, 26 November 2012 15:18 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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

Deafening silence (DL), Monday, 26 November 2012 19:09 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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

Jamie_ATP, Friday, 4 January 2013 12:34 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

"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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

yep

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

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 (seven years ago) link

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOKP3n6l0r4

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 4 January 2013 14:20 (seven years ago) link

and here's haim's new single -

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

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 4 January 2013 14:24 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

she ENUNCIATES very well

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Friday, 4 January 2013 14:38 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onsJ1MFpKxQ

piscesx, Friday, 4 January 2013 15:17 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

that's okay, neither do we

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

I don't understand how US radio works.

It doesn't.

Johnny Fever, Friday, 4 January 2013 15:57 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

good fucking god, that playlist

lex pretend, Friday, 4 January 2013 16:12 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

The first 10 seconds of this album sound like Large Professor

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Sunday, 28 June 2020 12:59 (four months ago) link

this is stacked full of jams!

in twelve parts (lamonti), Sunday, 28 June 2020 17:13 (four months ago) link

album of the summer

flopson, Sunday, 28 June 2020 17:27 (four months ago) link

this is giving me early Sheryl Crow vibes and I COULD NOT BE MORE THRILLED

― vision joanna newsom (Stevie D(eux)), Friday, June 26, 2020 2:56 PM (two days ago) bookmarkflaglink

said the same thing yesterday

flopson, Sunday, 28 June 2020 17:27 (four months ago) link

Been listening to this all day and it's great.

So is "Man From the Magazine" more a Joni tribute than a Joni parody? It works as either.

Pretty much reeling from ths album, can't recall the last time a band had a massive quality leap from album 2 to 3. Felt choked at a couple of points; some stunning stuff.

piscesx, Sunday, 28 June 2020 23:34 (four months ago) link

This album's vibe is being really openly taking chunks from songs they love — which is so much fun, it's like a greatest hits album.

There's a line in Summer Girl that's almost directly from People's Parties:

You're there when I close my eyes, so hard to reach
Your smiles turn into crying, it's the same release

and

One minute she's so happy
Then she's crying on someone's knee
Saying, laughing and crying
You know it's the same release

Leaning On You is so Never Going Back Again, and Now I'm In It is so Savage Garden.

in twelve parts (lamonti), Monday, 29 June 2020 11:45 (four months ago) link

I can't remember anything at all about the second album.

Matt DC, Monday, 29 June 2020 13:46 (four months ago) link

I remember it being good/fine. What I unfortunately remember more is seeing them live a couple of times more, and what was once charming had shifted into shtick.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 29 June 2020 13:53 (four months ago) link

I liked the first one a lot, completely missed the second one and find this one nice so far although I'm a bit surprised by the rave reviews/comments.
I don't hear anything fantastic (for now) after listening to the whole thing like 5 times over the weekend.
Maybe it will grow on me later and become one of the seven wonders you all hear !

AlXTC from Paris, Monday, 29 June 2020 14:01 (four months ago) link

'gasoline' is so beautifull

Nourry, Monday, 29 June 2020 19:05 (four months ago) link

^^^ it's ridiculous

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Monday, 29 June 2020 19:11 (four months ago) link

Yep that's my favourite track after a few listens. It's a really strong record all the way through though, even if you don't count the three bonus singles at the end it's still one of the year's best for me.

Gavin, Leeds, Monday, 29 June 2020 19:28 (four months ago) link

starting to really love this trend of bonus tracks as kind of a end credits/bonus victory lap thing on records

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Monday, 29 June 2020 19:32 (four months ago) link

My favorite track is one of the bonus goodies.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 29 June 2020 19:33 (four months ago) link

"now i'm in it"? it's the best song ever

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Monday, 29 June 2020 19:35 (four months ago) link

this album is played 24/7 in my apartment. i can hear it blasting through my roommates headphones while she works right now

flopson, Monday, 29 June 2020 19:36 (four months ago) link

Yup. "Now I'm In It" is max Soto-ness.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 29 June 2020 19:38 (four months ago) link

"Now I'm In It" is still tops but "3AM" is the biggest revelation for me - doesn't come off as pastiche to me at all

Indexed, Monday, 29 June 2020 19:49 (four months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=crZvtA9I4lY

this was a scream

monotony, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 00:20 (four months ago) link

really in love with the way this song briefly turns into a racket at the end

monotony, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 00:20 (four months ago) link

Women in Cardio pt. III

✖✖✖ (Moka), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 06:51 (four months ago) link

haven't got into this yet despite loving the singles - jessie ware album hogging all my bandwidth

specific fry such as scampo (||||||||), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 07:31 (four months ago) link

same, same, same

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 15:22 (four months ago) link

This album rocks.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 15:29 (four months ago) link

i agree - love it

Mordy, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 15:30 (four months ago) link

that live performance of a couple of songs off the album upthread is such a joy to watch and listen. they are amazing.

walking towards the sun since 2007 (alex in mainhattan), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 09:07 (three months ago) link

This is so great. Had no idea until now that Cass McCombs played guitar on "The Steps" (and "Up From a Dream", for that matter).

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 1 July 2020 15:04 (three months ago) link

starting to really love this trend of bonus tracks as kind of a end credits/bonus victory lap thing on records

― mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Monday, June 29, 2020 8:32 PM (three days ago) bookmarkflaglink

big ...And Carrot Rope vibes off the singles at the end sequencing

in twelve parts (lamonti), Thursday, 2 July 2020 17:48 (three months ago) link

definitely need to spend more time with this -- time that i'm eager to spend fortunately -- but this has several really great tracks

dyl, Monday, 6 July 2020 01:33 (three months ago) link

"i know alone" is already probably by favorite roller-rink bass-pop track by a 'band' since the xx's "on hold," just really beautifully and sincerely done

dyl, Monday, 6 July 2020 01:53 (three months ago) link

My favorites so far are The Steps, Up From a Dream, Gasoline, and Another Try, but and the album ranges from great to at worst pretty good. It's fairly tightly focused sound-wise, but within that sound I love all the different textures and approaches they try.

Tōne Locatelli Romano (PBKR), Monday, 6 July 2020 02:13 (three months ago) link

three weeks pass...

finally digging into this. feel like a lot more songs are popping out at me than on the second one, though that one never really left my "i should give this some more listens!" queue.

"Up From A Dream" the first to really really get me, like a "heard it once and already the chorus is locked in my brain" kinda way.

might just be Spotify quality problems but everything is sounding just a little like a gratingly low-bandwidth MP3 to me. which kinda enhances the 90s retro feel if you squint, but clearly this is a lushly produced album so, yeah, gonna assume spotify streaming is to blame.

Doctor Casino, Saturday, 1 August 2020 00:51 (two months ago) link

Production/mix is definitely weird but I don’t know if it’s spotify or a deliberate choice, considering they have the same people involved as their past two albums and I didn’t notice it before.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 1 August 2020 01:06 (two months ago) link

Heard a brief interview today w then talking abt how the first minute and a half or so of “Don’t Wanna” is a LinnDrum that just segues into a real drum and I somehow never noticed this but I love it so much

vision joanna newsom (Stevie D(eux)), Sunday, 2 August 2020 02:23 (two months ago) link

i've noticed when it changes but wouldn't have guessed that the first part was a drum machine!

i have no idea when my physical copy is getting shipped but i am excited to dig into the production of this album properly.

call all destroyer, Sunday, 2 August 2020 02:32 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

2 things about The Steps:

1. Danielle phrases her vocals in the bridge ("You go left...") in a manner reminiscent of Loudon Wainwright III ca. late 70s, esp. his live performances.

2. Esme's bass comes in halfway through the 2nd verse ("You won't stop it...") to play an unusual V-vi-I-I (A-B-D-D) across the I-IV-I-IV (D-G-D-G) of the guitars. I'm not really a theory guy but it's startling and gives an illusion that the song's jumping ahead of itself.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 10 September 2020 06:36 (one month ago) link

Also Danielle's drums are very reminiscent of Lindsey's on Fleetwood Mac's "What Makes You Think You're The One?"

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 10 September 2020 06:38 (one month ago) link

aka the best drums ever?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 10 September 2020 12:50 (one month ago) link

I love this record. Love it.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 10 September 2020 13:03 (one month ago) link

one month passes...

This album is so good.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 18 October 2020 05:48 (one week ago) link

So

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 18 October 2020 05:48 (one week ago) link

Good

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 18 October 2020 05:49 (one week ago) link

Has anyone watched any of the live stuff they've done in the Covid era? I know they've done bits and bobs but i haven't seen any of it yet.

piscesx, Sunday, 18 October 2020 18:26 (one week ago) link

I've put lots of it on to listen to, but not sat in front of the screen and watched beginning to end

Covidiots from UHF (sic), Sunday, 18 October 2020 23:07 (one week ago) link

I watched the deli performance they released right when the album came out, highly recommended. Also watched em on Corben and Kimmel.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Monday, 19 October 2020 04:17 (one week ago) link

The Kimmel performance was great but got absolutely scrubbed without a trace from tube sites.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 19 October 2020 04:30 (one week ago) link

sorry that was Fallon not Kimmel^^^

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 19 October 2020 04:31 (one week ago) link

welp, i'm wrong again... this is up (probably temporarily so act fast if you want to archive it locally):

https://vimeo.com/445932320

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 19 October 2020 04:33 (one week ago) link

I haven't seen this in forever (pre-pandemic), and I didn't notice then but I'm pretty sure that's Rostam playing the 12-string with them?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 19 October 2020 04:39 (one week ago) link


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