HAIM – “The Wire”

By Michael Nelson / July 29, 2013 - 3:01 pm

Cali sisters HAIM have yet to release an LP, but when they do, the thing is gonna be an absolute destroyer. The band’s singles just get better and bigger with each subsequent release, and “The Wire” — which premiered today on Zane Lowe’s BBC show — is their most robust and confident track to date: It has the lushness of Fleetwood Mac and the swagger of the Pretenders over a drum track borrowed from Gary Glitter or T. Rex, with a studio-enhanced density of sound that stands up next to Ke$ha’s most frenetic and ambitious material. It’s a fucking great, great song. Listen.

HAIM are on tour this summer/fall, starting in August. Here are the dates:

08/02-04 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/03 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
08/06-10 – Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival
08/07 – Coppenhagen, DK @ Vega
08/08-10 – Gothenburg, SE @ Way Out West
08/09-11 – Helsinki, FI @ Flow Festival
08/14 – Berlin, DE @ Lido
08/16 – Wilhelmsburg, DE @ Ms Dockville
08/17 – Kiewit, BE @ Pukkelpop
08/16-18 – Biddinghuizen, NL @ Lowlands Festival
08/20 – Grongingen, NL @ Noorderzon Festival
08/21 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet
08/23 – Leeds, UK @ Reading and Leeds Festivals
08/25 – Reading, UK @ Reading and Leeds Festivals
08/31-09/01 – Philadelphia, PA @ Made in America
09/01 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
09/03 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
09/07 – Guthrie, OK @ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover #
10/04 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
10/06 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
10/08 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
10/10 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
10/13 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
10/14 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom
10/15 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
10/16 – Hollywood, CA @ FONDA
10/18 – Pomona, CA @ Glass House
10/19-20 – San Fracnisco, CA @ Treasure Island Music Festival
10/22 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
10/23 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
10/24 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom
10/26 – Las Vegas, NV @ Life is Beautiful
11/12 – Marseille, FR @ Le Dome ^
11/14 – Lyon, FR @ Halle Tony Garnier ^
11/15 – Nantes, FR @ Zenith ^
11/16 – Toulouse, FR @ Zenith ^
11/18 – Frankfurt, DE @ Jahrhunderhalle ^
11/19 – Munich, DE @ Zenith ^
11/21 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle ^
11/22 – Dusseldorf, DE @ Mitsubishi Electric Halle ^
11/23 – Lille, FR @ Zenith Live ^

* = w/ St. Lucia
# = w/ Mumford and Sons and Alabama Shakes
^ = w/ Phoenix