The sisters HAIM have taken both sides of the Atlantic by storm this year, and the buzz looks set to reach critical mass with the release of their new AA-side single "Don't Save Me" / "Send Me Down", out December 10th on Neon Gold and available in the UK via our friends at National Anthem.
From the opening drum kick on "Don't Save Me", you're swept away by a coastal groove that sparks and skylarks on a wave of pure emotion. Then the vocals drop in piping hot, melting on your tongue with the vicissitude of a thousand addictions, and the rest is history. On the flip, "Send Me Down" is a dropkick to the face of unbridled estrogen and adrenaline in the same master rush, all criss-crossing hopscotch acoustics and butterscotch melodies, not to mention a healthy dose of space horns that thrusts the otherwise timeless songwriting headfirst into the future.
Almost impervious to hyperbole as one of those rare bands that actually lives up to the hype, HAIM is the kind of act that ticks all the boxes and then some. Their latest offering - produced by the brilliant James Ford - marks their boldest statement of intent to date and hints at the impossibly massive things to come on their full length Columbia debut next year, arriving just in time for their stateside homecoming at the Music Hall of Williamsburg on December 15th (tickets available HERE). Limited to only 300 copies in the US, this one will go fast, so get your preorder in HERE while you still can. There's hope in the world, you guys, and it's spelled H-A-I-M .
STREAM: "Don't Save Me" - HAIM
STREAM: "Send Me Down" - HAIM