by Daniella Thompson
photo by Laura Jane Coulson
This year’s Pitchfork Fest features an abundance of sisterly love, with HAIM taking center stage to close out the festival’s opening night. The three-piece pop rock juggernaut consisting of sisters Alana, Danielle, and Este Haim equates to a well-oiled machine of a band, with each member contributing instrumentally between guitar, bass, and percussion in addition to providing vocals. Previously opening for the likes of Vampire Weekend and Kings of Leon, the sisters Haim are more than capable of headlining this year’s festivities and have been consistently developing their sound for this moment. For example, their collaborative work with French electronic producer Gesaffelstein on the 2019 track “So Bad” truly showcases their versatility and range as vocalists, musicians, and performers. With their most recent 2017 LP Something to Tell You spawning the apologetic anthem “Want You Back”, the same can be said to the tantalizing notion of HAIM on stage at Pitchfork: we want you back.