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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

This sounds more influenced by songs in Tusk like “what makes you think you’re the one” than by Sheryl Crow.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 4 March 2020 15:41 (two months ago) link

wow yeah moka otm

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 4 March 2020 15:44 (two months ago) link

lot of the weird fuzzy boxy disembodiedness of "the ledge" in the production

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 4 March 2020 15:46 (two months ago) link

i’m really into this - the way it sounds, the writing, the video! danielle thumping the drums!!

so far it’s now i’m in it > the steps > hallelujah > summer girl for me, though i find something to enjoy in all of them

monotony, Saturday, 7 March 2020 08:27 (two months ago) link

Correct ranking

Tim F, Saturday, 7 March 2020 08:49 (two months ago) link

it is the correct order. more generally, having drifted away a little after their early singles, i’m delighted at the quality of the recent stuff.

Fizzles, Saturday, 7 March 2020 09:39 (two months ago) link

The Steps is one of the best three or four songs they've ever recorded. It is WAY UP THERE for me.

Johnny Fever, Saturday, 7 March 2020 17:17 (two months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxQ69kBdHO4

it's even better live

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Tuesday, 10 March 2020 09:55 (two months ago) link

that ruled, thanks.

agree with monotony that "Now I'm in It" is still tops though.

Indexed, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 16:44 (two months ago) link

“Our first show ever was at canters deli in 2000 so we decided we want to play shows at different delis across America to celebrate our new record,” Haim wrote on Instagram. “We’ve never done anything like this before so let’s all get together and eat some matzo ball soup and we’ll play you some songs live. Maybe some new ones??”

Haim’s D.C. show will take place on Wednesday, March 11. The location is currently unspecified,

From a Dcist.com article

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 10 March 2020 19:39 (two months ago) link

Not seeing an email notice, so I guess no bagels and Haim for me today

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 11 March 2020 15:49 (two months ago) link

No matzo ball soup either

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 11 March 2020 15:50 (two months ago) link

helluva live verson

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 18:42 (two months ago) link

*version even

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 18:43 (two months ago) link

It's pretty nifty how Danielle and Alana keep trading that riff off back & forth between the verses/choruses.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 11 March 2020 18:47 (two months ago) link

that's a really great performance

they've now marked the three prior singles as bonus tracks on the itunes tracklisting (no other track titles yet except "the steps"), which is slightly disappointing i guess

ufo, Thursday, 12 March 2020 10:26 (two months ago) link

Nothing off their last album did anything for me, but I love the The Steps and really like Summer Girl.

Biden my time/Drinking her wine (PBKR), Thursday, 12 March 2020 11:10 (two months ago) link

i still think the second album was really solid and underrated and better than the debut as an album even if it didn't reach the same peaks, but if they can keep up the quality of the singles for the whole album this should surely be their best

ufo, Thursday, 12 March 2020 11:34 (two months ago) link

Their greatest hits will be pretty ace.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 12 March 2020 15:47 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

imo: jesus christ, this song

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 29 April 2020 23:18 (one month ago) link

is that an arthur russell sample in the background or are they just evoking him really hard over some muted... miami bass drums?

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Wednesday, 29 April 2020 23:22 (one month ago) link

this is dope as hell

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 29 April 2020 23:44 (one month ago) link

wow this rules

ufo, Thursday, 30 April 2020 00:06 (one month ago) link

Is this meant to sound like a RealAudio stream from 1998? Higher fidelity would make me like it more.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 30 April 2020 00:15 (one month ago) link

Even more pronounced Latin-freestyle nod than on "If I Could Change Your Mind"--great production on this
(and yeah, at 2:46 they are undoubtedly purposefully evoking Arthur, but I doubt it's an out-and-out sample--didn't notice the cello having been in the bg earlier until that element had its Russell-y solo/iso squealy swell moment there)

Thank goodness my ears are shot so I can't find any fidelity faults with it

call mr zbow that's my name that name again is mr zbow (Craig D.), Thursday, 30 April 2020 00:20 (one month ago) link

love this song so much

Tim F, Thursday, 30 April 2020 01:14 (one month ago) link

Thank goodness my ears are shot so I can't find any fidelity faults with it

I thought it might just be the youtube upload, but it sounds the same on spotify. The whole track underneath the vocals sounds extremely artifact-y—not in the "underwater" way a lot of pop leans on recently, but like a badly ripped mp3.

Johnny Fever, Thursday, 30 April 2020 02:29 (one month ago) link

To listen to this after the Hayley Williams album disoriented me.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 30 April 2020 02:36 (one month ago) link

The production does sound lo-fi compared to what they usually sound like, but maybe it’s on purpose considering the Arthur Russell nod?

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 30 April 2020 15:03 (one month ago) link

JF is right it’s mostly in the voice where it’s extremely noticeable, hope they clean it for the album version because the song itself is brilliant. Probably my favorite of the singles released so far, but it does sound like a badly ripped mp3

✖✖✖ (Moka), Thursday, 30 April 2020 15:34 (one month ago) link

Listening to them back to back, the production on The Steps isn't noticeably any glossier, but yeah you just cannot use an Arthur Russell sample and apply their usual sheen to it. It works.

Matt DC, Monday, 4 May 2020 10:57 (four weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

That Fallon performance of "The Steps" has been scrubbed from even the diciest corners of the webz as far as I can tell.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 21 May 2020 15:44 (one week ago) link

(posted upthread March 10th)

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 21 May 2020 15:44 (one week ago) link

yeah i went looking for it myself a week or so ago. what gives?

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Thursday, 21 May 2020 15:48 (one week ago) link

this album's gonna be the best

ufo, Thursday, 21 May 2020 23:27 (one week ago) link

It's shaping up to be their best yet, it might not be everyone's cup of tea but every song so far is at the very least memorable. I wasn't crazy about the previous one... half of the songs in there I can't even remember how they sound like. With this one, every song so far has instantly connected, it probably helps that every song seems to borrow a certain style or signature sound from other songs/artists.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 22 May 2020 00:14 (one week ago) link

I really liked the sophomore album, thought it was criminally underrated. But agreed, this new one is on pace to be their best

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Friday, 22 May 2020 01:16 (one week ago) link

yeah it was really underrated, probably because none of the singles were as big as the debut's singles but i thought it was better overall. if they can keep up the quality so far this one should easily be their best i agree

ufo, Friday, 22 May 2020 01:22 (one week ago) link

When the debut came out it was one of my most played records of that year so I was probably putting way too much expectations on the follow-up. It's probably a much better album than what I remember, I will revisit it eventually. I thought it lacked some sort of variety, my favorite songs were in the first half, so by the second half I usually stopped paying attention or swtiched to something else. Variety is definitely not a problem with the songs from this cycle.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Friday, 22 May 2020 01:30 (one week ago) link

HAIM live on James Corden

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ewj6V_nAw1I

Two questions:

1. Are they actually playing live? I don't see them wearing headphones so no idea how they even coordinate this. Any ideas how it could be achieved?

2. Danielle's guitar sounds amazing, is it a standard pedal or effect? I love that sound.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 30 May 2020 05:59 (three days ago) link

It sounds like chorus or vibe mixed with some octave.

peace, man, Saturday, 30 May 2020 13:13 (three days ago) link

Yeah, it's a really watery chorus, maybe chorus with something else going on.

My poor daughter had a virtual piano recital last month, including a piano duet with her best friend, and even a modest lag or delay threw the whole thing into disarray. It was probably cleaned up after they did their parts.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 30 May 2020 13:58 (three days ago) link

I was just thinking the other night “who’s the best bad right now?” and it’s got to be either Haim or Big Thief. I know many of you would choose a certain bunch of highly verbose Englishmen but I’m mostly immune to their charms.

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Saturday, 30 May 2020 15:59 (three days ago) link

Best band duh

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Saturday, 30 May 2020 15:59 (three days ago) link

1. I think just due to latency/lag issues, this performance was recorded much like how many songs are recorded in a studio: piecemeal and then edited together. Probably Danielle first then Esthe, etc.

2. Sounds like a Univibe emulator, maybe a Mojo Vibe: http://www.analogman.com/mojovibe.htm

Settings are probably a mix of chorus & phaser...?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Saturday, 30 May 2020 16:02 (three days ago) link

My guess is the audio is pre-recorded separately/not live, then they each recorded their video listening on speakers.

Xp

change display name (Jordan), Saturday, 30 May 2020 16:39 (three days ago) link

6 years ago I was developing a thing called “Karaoq” - lster changed to “Museo” as the idea evolved - with a couple of drinking friends who work in digital development. We never got too far as it was more of a hobbie sort of project but the idea was to make a sort of virtual DAW for musicians across the world to be able to compose / jam in real time via internet. It was originally a virtual karaoke thing to challenge friends and sing with them but we went for the big challenge instead.

Latency/lag was a huge issue back then, but we were working under the hyphotesis that connectivity would eventually get to the point were this would be a minimal problem. Seems it still is a problem but if it weren’t it would have been the perfect time to test the program.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Saturday, 30 May 2020 19:50 (three days ago) link

Don’t know why I told you that. These “remote live concerts” have me pondering about what the future of music interaction could look like.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Sunday, 31 May 2020 06:48 (two days ago) link


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