Posted in music | pictures on October 23, 2013

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Beck / James Blake / Japandroids
Treasure Island Music Festival 2013
Treasure Island Music Festival 2013
Treasure Island Music Festival 2013

Being an "I told you so" person is never a good look, but seeing everyone freak the fuck out over the sisters Haim at Treasure Island was kind of like, "well, yeah." They excel as performers, and everything about the way Haim presents itself to the world is somehow both impeccably rehearsed and completely natural and off-the-cuff. It's a wonder that it took the three sisters until their mid-twenties, even, to shred together for an elated, packed festival crowd, screaming while San Francisco sparkled in the background. I saw them play maybe six or seven years ago, to a handful of people at the Knitting Factory in Hollywood, and even then it was a no-brainer: Haim was a name we'd all be hearing. But don't necessarily expect Days Are Gone, their new successful new solo debut, to paint this whole picture; If anything the LP is just a roadmap for Haim's live show, which thrives on a shared musical chemistry that's better than anything that can be planned in advance. [SF Weekly]
The 2013 Treasure Island Music Festival wrapped up on Sunday (10/20) after beginning a day earlier. Unlike day 1's mostly-electronic lineup, day 2 sold its turntables and bought guitars for sets from Beck, Sleigh Bells, Japandroids, Real Estate, Haim, Lord Huron, Palma Violets and more. Alright, James Blake and Animal Collective played too, but you get the picture. You can check out a set of pictures of day 2 in this post.

If you missed them, day 1 pics are here. More of day 2 below...

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Comments (13)

fuck Haim

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2013 8:02 PM

You should check out Jessi Malay http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ORQLD6NfQo

Posted by Bren | October 23, 2013 10:08 PM

I expected to not give a shit about Haim based on their dime a dozen Dum Dum Girls looks alone, but not gonna lie--pretty pretty good. Pleasantly surprised.

Posted by Anonymous | October 23, 2013 10:15 PM

omg attractive girls can play instruments and write good songs OMG


Get your sexist shit out of here.

Posted by hey 10:15pm | October 24, 2013 11:28 AM

I have no doubt that Haim can write songs and play instruments.
But I don't get why they're being marketed as "indie". Their songs are pop. You could play any of their songs next to a Shania Twain song from the 90's, and they sound pretty similar, in that they don't sound weird being in the same playlist.

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2013 11:38 AM

11:28, I think people get annoyed at Haim because they have a polished, heavily produced "corporate" sound to them. Not because they're women.

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2013 11:40 AM

1128, you totally missed 1015's point

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2013 12:17 PM

Haim represents what is wrong with the indie scene now. No, they don't suck.. they can write songs and play instruments, but they are pop.
Indie blogs, tastemakers, etc are pushing pop on the indie fans. So basically, if Pitchfork says it's cool, the lemmings think that it's cutting edge, even though it sounds formulaic and polished.
Bring back rock n roll.

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2013 12:27 PM

The main problem with Haim is that they are bland and soulless.

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2013 12:34 PM

I'm sure you'll be hearing lots of Haim and CHVRCHES and Sky Fereirra in the background of the new season of Girls. It's what corporate marketers want hipsters to listen to.

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2013 12:43 PM

12:27

What is rock n' roll? What's pop?

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2013 1:04 PM

What is life, 1:04?
My point is that the music industry found out the formula for marketing to a group of people who don't normally like being marketed to. Haim becoming a hipster-favorite is one of the results of that.

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2013 1:48 PM

Yeah, this sorta started with LDR and sadly the backlash didn't stop it. Haim/Churches/Sky F are all major label, manufactured, pop acts getting marketed via channels that have traditionally dedicated themselves to "alternative"/indie readers/listeners.

Calling backlash to this corporate sounding, soulless crap "sexism"... go fuck yourself. You can love LDR and Haim and fucking Beyonce all you want. But those of us that dislike it as shitty, treacle, bland pop music aren't sexist for calling it like it is.

Posted by Anonymous | October 24, 2013 2:11 PM

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