Haim’s ‘The Wire’ Is Not an Ode to the Baltimore Drug Trade
Sister trio release new poppy studio cut off of debut album
With their still-untitled debut album finished and set for a fall release, the sisters of Haim have a newly recorded song to share dubbed “The Wire.” The radio rip below comes courtesy of Zane Lowe’s BBC Radio 1 show, though the peppy track has been around for over a year now, appearing in the Los Angeles band’s 2012 Daytrotter session and featuring prominently in their live sets. The studio version imbues the original with a lush shine, mixing the trio’s predilection for ’80s pop with the kind of stomp-clap beat that’d appeal to everyone from sweaty festivalgoers to lovers of Shania Twain. Speaking of massive music gatherings, Haim hit Lollapalooza this weekend, then take to the international road at various points accompanying St. Lucia, Phoenix, and Mumford & Sons. Listen to the track and check the itinerary below.
Haim tour dates:
August 2-4 – Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
?August 3 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
August 6-10 – Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival
August 7 – Coppenhagen, DK @ Vega
August 8-10 – Gothenburg, SE @ Way Out West?
August 9-11 – Helsinki, FI @ Flow Festival
August 14 – Berlin, DE @ Lido
August 16 – Wilhelmsburg, DE @ Ms Dockville
?August 17 – Kiewit, BE @ Pukkelpop?
August 16-18 – Biddinghuizen, NL @ Lowlands Festival
August 20 – Grongingen, NL @ Noorderzon Festival?
August 21 – Amsterdam, NL @ Bitterzoet?
August 23 – Leeds, UK @ Reading and Leeds Festivals
August 25 – Reading, UK @ Reading and Leeds Festivals
August 31 – Philadelphia, PA @ Made in America
September 1 – Boston, MA @ Paradise?
September 3 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall?
September 7 – Guthrie, OK @ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover #
?October 4 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival?
October 6 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks
October 8 – Dallas, TX @ Trees?
October 10 – Lawrence, KS @ The Granada
?October 13 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Festival
?October 14 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom?
October 15 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
October 16 – Hollywood, CA @ FONDA
?October 18 – Pomona, CA @ Glass House
October 19-20 – San Francisco, CA @ Treasure Island Music Festival?
October 22 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
?October 23 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos
?October 24 – Vancouver, BC @ Commodore Ballroom?
October 26 – Las Vegas, NV @ Life is Beautiful?
November 12 – Marseille, FR @ Le Dome ^
?November 14 – Lyon, FR @ Halle Tony Garnier ^
November 15 – Nantes, FR @ Zenith ^
November 16 – Toulouse, FR @ Zenith ^
November 18 – Frankfurt, DE @ Jahrhunderhalle ^
November 19 – Munich, DE @ Zenith ^?
November 21 – Berlin, DE @ Columbiahalle ^?
November 22 – Dusseldorf, DE @ Mitsubishi Electric Halle ^
November 23 – Lille, FR @ Zenith Live ^
* = w/ St. Lucia
?# = w/ Mumford and Sons and Alabama Shakes?
^ = w/ Phoenix