September 25, 2013


HAIM's Debut Album 'Days Are Gone' By the Numbers


We've been obsessing over HAIM since their first EP, Forever, dropped in July of 2012. Since then, the rest of the Internet also fell for the California sister trio—the indie rockers topped BBC's Sound of 2013 poll and were nominated for MTV UK's Brand New of 2013 award. HAIM even signed to Roc Nation, meaning Jay Z is officially a fan. (Which makes the girls want to puke... in a good way.)

HAIM's debut full-length album, Days Are Gone, officially drops September 30, but is streaming now on NPR. We gave it a listen and rounded up the most important facts and figures you need to know. (If you're looking for all the best "go eff yourself" breakup songs, skip down to number five.)

Songs you already know: 5 
Days Are Gone already has four released singles—"Falling," "Forever," "Don't Save Me" and "The Wire"—and we heard "Go Slow" on their Forever EP.

Songs we've never heard before: 6 
Woot! Standouts include the lovey-dovey "Honey & I" and the surprisingly aggressive "Let Me Go."

Jessie Ware appearances: 1
The British soul singer is a co-writer on the title track. Do you think they exchanged fashion tips for pulling off weird hats?

Sad songs for after a breakup: 5
"Forever," "If I Could Change Your Mind," "Go Slow," "Let Me Go," and "Running If You Call My Name" will have you grabbing the Costco-sized Kleenex.

"Eff you" songs for after a breakup: 3
"The Wire," "Days Are Gone" and "My Song 5" will remind you that you're better off without that jerk anyway. Play them loudly. On repeat.

Gooey-mushy-but-still-cool love songs: 1
"Honey & I" will immediately make you awwww. Coming to the nearest hipster barn wedding near you.

Times I wished my last name was HAIM so I could join the band: 12
Sorry, Mom and Dad. You tried.

Road trip songs: 11 
All of Days Are Gone calls for an uninteruppted 70-minute drive

Days until you can buy the album: 5
That's not a lot! Hang in there.