Friday, August 7, 2015

TGIF: HAIM Cover Tame Impala's "'Cause I'm A Man"

Well, isn't this just a tasty way to start the weekend.

Sister trio and all-round awesome indie-pop band HAIM have taken it upon themselves to work Tame Impala's woozy confessional "'Cause I'm A Man" into a psychedelic masterpiece of their own.

Although maintaining pretty much all original elements (they slow it down even further, believe it or not), what's really to be noted here are Danielle Haim's best vocals yet. The throaty lead singer is perfectly equipped to deliver the upbeat, Fleetwood Mac-esque jams the trio has become famous for (as well as rip on the guitar), but we now know she has some soulful, vocally acrobatic tricks up her sleeve. Here's what Danielle had to say about the cover on HAIM's Facebook page:

"In 2009 I was in japan playing the summer sonic festival with Jenny Lewis as her guitar player. On a day off of the festival we played a side show at astro hall in tokyo with a band from Australia I'd never heard of called Tame Impala. I remember standing in the crowd and not really understanding how this MASSIVE sound was coming off the stage with just 4 people playing. They were one of the best bands I had ever seen live. When I went back to my hotel, i downloaded their ep immediately- told my sisters to also- and since then we've seen their incredible shows all over the world at various festivals and loved every record. Sooo needless to say, when we were asked to do this remix we jumped at the chance!! but we've never really done a "remix" before so we decided to put out our own spin on the song. Go get Currents if you haven't yet- you'll be stoked." - Danielle

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