The consistently awesome Haim, who stole our hearts over the summer with their breakout single “Forever,” are back with another formidable pop gem. Be forewarned: this LA sister act churns out solid gold jams so addictive they should probably be regulated by the DEA. Yet while they definitely draw upon some of the finer radio rock of past decades – 60s Wall of Sound hits, 80s groups like The Pretenders and Fine Young Cannibals, 90s R&B – there’s some real musicality lurking behind the sparkly veneer of Haim’s “solar-powered guitar pop.” Lead singer Danielle confidently attacks her vocal lines in perfect three-part harmony with sisters Este (bass) and Alana (rhythm guitar, keys). Uber-melodic instrumental arrangements, next level production, and some killer drumming from Dash Hutton put the icing on the cake. Like last month’s Forever EP, “Don’t Save Me” is playful and unpretentious, but seriously good. Stream below.
STREAM: Haim – “Don’t Save Me”