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HAIM IS BACK BABY.

The three jewish sister queens have announced their sophomore album, Something to Tell You, and released a new video for “Right Now” and yes, it is straight up ~~girl magic~~.

Filmed in one take in Valentine Recording Studios by director Paul Thomas Anderson, the video starts off with Danielle Haim sitting ever so gracefully on a piano as she begins singing “gave you my love, you gave me nothing.” The camera starts shifting toward basshead Este Haim serving up crazy bass face that we missed and chanting “right now, right now.” Last but not least, baby sister Alana is moving about multi-tasking with different instruments. Then, it gets straight up ’80s magical with a sort of Toto’s “Africa” vibe if that makes sense?? Around the end, Este and Alana serve looks as they bang on their drums and pure magic emanates out of them. Okay, maybe not but you know what I mean.

In the past four years, the HAIM sisters have performed with Prince, Taylor Swift and made Stevie Nicks the fourth HAIM sister. After touring around for three years, they headed back home to San Fernando Valley to record their album with the help of producers Ariel Rechtshaid and Rostam Batmanglij, ex-member of Vampire Weekend.

Something to Tell You comes out July 7 and we can’t wait! That’s all the news for now but don’t forget to catch the musical sisters on SNL with Melissa McCarthy on May 13th. Will they play old jams? Perform the new “Right Now”? Or maybe even release a new track by then? Only time can tell.

Watch the video for yourself!

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Vampire Weekend lead singer Ezra Koenig has finally shared some deets about Mitsubishi Macchiato (MM),  the working title for the band’s upcoming album and we are hella excited. He also gave small updates on what the band has been up to in the past years.

On his personal Instagram account, he explained that fans deserve some information and shared the upcoming album’s working title saying it is a helpful concept. I’m still not sure what that means after much thought but kind of has a nice ring to it and is a cool tongue twister if you say it enough times.

He gave a timeline sharing that after Modern Vampires of the City was released back in 2013, they still toured and promoted it for most of 2014 and took the next year as a mental health year considering “putting 3 albums in stores was taxing.” He also mentioned that work was done in 2015 on a vibey project, although it’s not clear whether that was his own personal venture or the bands.

In 2016, Koenig wrote that mad research was done with grad students at the library as they wrote several things for MM?? Again, not sure if he’s kidding considering the guy loves joking around on social media on a regular basis. Now in 2017, they have been recording and trying to finish the album up. So what exactly do we know about it?

Koenig wrote, “hmm, it’s a lil more springtime than the last one. guitar’s not dead. there are songs (currently) called “Conversation” & “Flower Moon.” Flower Moon is hard to finish but I think it belongs on the album…I should probably stop there cuz all of that information is subject to change & I can’t tell you the really good stuff anyway.”

Again, not a load of information coming from Koenig but it’s better than the dark abyss fans have been thrown into for the past four years! That sounds a little too heavy…I mean, thanks to social media we DO know a little more on what the band’s been up to.

Here’s a little overview of each member:

  1. Rostam Batmanglij, a vital member who helped found the band and made a load of the great indie music, left the band and ventured into his own projects making great singles such as “EOS” and “Gravity Don’t Pull Me.” He also teased a new album coming out in 2017 via twitter and has worked as a producer/writer with artists: Hamilton Leithauser, Charli XCX, Carly Rae Jepsen, Ra Ra Riot, Santigold, Frank Ocean and Solange Knowles. Pretty rad amirite??
  2. Not a lot can be said of Ezra Koenig himself besides that he was is a huge Bernie Sanders advocate, is dating Rashida Jones and still loves tweeting humorous things mixed with replies to fan tweets and political news which he sometimes starts discussing. He’s also occasionally seen on his friends Chromeo, Ariel Rechtshaid and Diplo’s snap stories…probably because he’s making music with them considering he has in the past. I mean his music collabs with Diplo and 2011 tweet IS the reason Beyonce’s jam “Hold Up” uses the tweet as a lyric.
  3. Groovy bassist Chris Baio still shakes his booty on stage except that rather with indie vibes, it’s to the beat of his own sunkissed house electronic music. He released several EPs and even an album back in 2015 titled The Names which he toured around for a bit.
  4. Drummer Chris Tomson has definitely been the most lowkey of them all but we do know he got married and recently released his own music with his side project! He stood up from the drum seat and became the lead singer/guitarist of Dams of the West releasing Youngish American in late February of this year.

That’s all we really know for now but are on the lookout for more to come so stay posted! 

every day I get comments & questions about the next Vampire Weekend album. obviously, we gotta take our time & get it right but the fans deserve some information. I know it feels like it’s been an eternity since the last one but time…is strange. this is what’s been happening: 2013- MVOTC release 2014 – still touring/promoting 2015 – mental health year (putting 3 albums in stores was taxing), worked on a vibey project you’ll hear abt soon 2016- writing LP4, long days in the library researching w/ the grad students 2017 – recording, trying to finish ASAP what else can I tell you without playing myself? hmm, it’s a lil more springtime than the last one. guitar’s not dead. there are songs (currently) called “Conversation” & “Flower Moon.” Flower Moon is hard to finish but I think it belongs on the album. working title is still Mitsubishi Macchiato cuz it is a helpful concept. I should probably stop there cuz all of that information is subject to change & I can’t tell you the really good stuff anyway 🍍🔥🍍🎶🌑🌒🌓🌔🌕🌖🌗🌘🌚

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