Tuesday, November 19, 2013

HAIM to Play Mercy Lounge April 27

Posted By on Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 10:56 AM

You know whose debut LP lived up to the hype? Los Angeles-based sister act and apparent ballers (see above) HAIM, whose name rhymes with "rhyme," not with "name." Back in March, the sisters Haim (yes, it's also their surname) bounced around at SXSW, winning bloggers and fans over and landing on all sorts of "Best Of" lists. I described their set at mtvU's Woodie Awards thusly: "[Haim makes] an occasionally disjointed but tuneful sort of pop adorned with synth pads, well-executed three-part harmonies and bursts of auxiliary percussion. Like Fleetwood Mac crossed with a touch of modern R&B and Dirty Projectors' style of smartly arranged indie rock, the sisters' tunes are full of staccato vocal melodies and truly serious chops." Then, in September, the gals released Days Are Gone via Polydor, and guess what! It's dope.

HAIM just announced some tour dates in support of Days Are Gone, and on the list is an April 27 stop at Nashville's own Mercy Lounge. Now, here's the question: Will the show remain at Mercy? If I had to make an educated guess (and I don't, but I'm going to anyway), I'd say it will sell out and be moved downstairs to the roomier Cannery Ballroom. Scene culture editor and nearby cubicle-dweller Steve Haruch is reminded of the time Katy Perry played the much-too-small-for-her-even-back-then Cannery Ballroom in 2009. I thought of that time Sleigh Bells played a painfully cramped The End in 2010.

Anyway, if you're a HAIM fan (HAIMster?) I don't think it'd be a stupid idea to get your hands on tickets just as soon as they become available — that happens right here this Friday, Nov. 22, at 10 a.m. Watch another HAIM video after the jump, because it features Jorma Taccone, and for whatever reason, I really like that guy.

Update: The show sold out Mercy Lounge and has been moved to Cannery Ballroom.

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