If you follow Listen Before You Buy regularly, you might have noticed that we’re big fans of L.A.-based sister trio HAIM (or Haim – it’s still unclear as far as I know). After naming them Ones To Watch in May we’ve never stopped salivating for more tunes from the band.
Thankfully, they seem to have kept their promise of releasing new material in November. It was actually late last month that we got the first taste of something new, as the band released “Don’t Save Me” which might just be their best song to date – though a couple of the ones they recorded in a Daytrotter session released in July might want to argue otherwise.
Now we’ve got the flip-side to the “Don’t Save Me” single, courtesy of Stereogum. “Send Me Down” is probably the trio’s most different song, but it’s not any worse for that. Their R&B influence really comes through this time around, with deep, dark synths, and one of the their smoothest vocal performances to date, sultry backup vocals included.
There’s no news as to whether this means we’ll be hearing more from the band just yet, though we think their debut album is recorded, set to be released onColumbia at some point next year. Hopefully it’s sooner rather than later, because we can only wait so long…