Beauty, Music

Girl Crush of the Week: HAIM

It’s not often that I’m a fan of an entire record album. I mean, sure, earlier bands (60’s, 70’s, 80’s) pumped out great, solid albums all the time. But nowadays I feel like modern musicians are shooting for singles. But finally, thankfully, a group proved me wrong.

HAIM is a rock band consisting of three long haired sisters (and a male drummer but he’s not part of my girl crush) from “The Valley” aka The San Fernando Valley aka Los Angeles aka I’m done. I first fell in love with their melodic tunes when I heard “The Wire” while driving one day. I find that song has a bit of an 80’s vibe to it which I find really refreshing.

Danielle, Este, and Alana Haim

Danielle, Este, and Alana Haim

The gal’s sound had been compared to Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks, John Waite, and En Vogue (according to Wiki). I can definitely hear all sorts of influences in their music and I’ve been loving it all. I can’t stop playing their album, Days Are Gone, on repeat.

I really enjoyed seeing the sisters almost “act” in their music video for “The Wire”. Their long locks and similar looks were intriguing and kept me coming back for more. Creepiest sentence I’ve ever written BT dubs. I also really like the name of their band because it’s not only their last name, but it also means “life” in Hebrew.

Anyway, I definitely think you should download their album and give it a listen. You don’t even have to intently listen–just put it on in the background at home or in the car or something.

Tell me what you think!


Musical Mysteries

I don’t know about you, but I have some questions having to do with the people behind the songs we listen to. I don’t think I could have worded that sentence any worse. But seriously, have you ever thought about how weird and mysterious some musicians can be and the freaky events that surround these artists? I have. Well kinda. I’ve thought about them but I haven’t fully researched all of my questions. There are definitely answers to most of them, but I haven’t Wiki’ed any of them so I’m gonna pretend they’re still mysteries. This post has already gone way downhill.

Jack White and Meg White.

Has anyone else been seriously confused by the relationship of these two? At first I thought they were brother and sister, then I thought they were married, and later on I thought they were siblings who wed. I truly don’t understand their relationship and I don’t want to google it because it will ruin the magic for me. The music making magic, that is.

Stevie Nicks.

The age old question–Is Stevie Nicks a witch?–is still prominent today. Okay, maybe not prominent, but I think about it a lot. I’m fascinated by witches (only because I might be one myself…I’ll post on that later) and I’d love to know how Stevie develops her craft. Some of her lyrics mention “crystal visions” and asking the listener if they have any dreams they’d like to sell. SHE WANTS TO BUY DREAMS. I mean, they used her songs in the Practical Magic soundtrack for crying out loud. If that’s not a surefire answer, I’m not sure what is.Stevie-Nicks

27 Club.

The 27 Club is basically a list of entertainers who’ve died at the age of 27. It’s a bit of a mystery, but the number keeps repeating itself to this day. One of the most recent singers/songwriters to die at this ripe age was Amy Winehouse. Not super surprising, but it wasn’t long after she acclaimed fame from winning 3 Grammys including “Song of the Year”. Kind of strange. Her reaction to winning is super cute and very real. She seems genuinely shocked which I love. Other 27 Club members are Kurt Cobain, Janis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix. 27 seems way too young for anyone to die, but I’m assuming that the drugs and alcohol didn’t help their cases.

Amy Winehouse's reaction to winning.

Amy Winehouse’s reaction to winning.

Tegan and Sara.

Similar to the Jack and Meg White debacle, I’m not sure about the relationship between Tegan and Sara. These two girls look identical, so my first thought was twins. But then I re-thought that scenario and decided they could be sisters who look very much alike. BUT THEN I was like, what if they’re just lovers who kind of ended up looking like one another, ya know, like how people end up looking like their dogs? Or what if they’re lesbian lover twins? It’s hard to say. But I’m intrigued nonetheless. CT  CTH Tegan and Sara-a.jpg

Airplane Deaths.

Why have so many popular musicians passed in fatal flights? Is it a coincidence or were they planned? Maybe it’s an easy way to murder artists without anyone assuming it’s you because you’re dead too? John Denver, Buddy Holly, Patsy Cline, members of Lynyrd Skynyrd, and many others died in crashes. Maybe God doesn’t like country music? John Denver’s “Leaving on a Jet Plane” is kind of haunting now.

Are you mystified by any musicians and/or bands?