Local music-video report: Haim's "The Wire" (video)
We investigated exactly where the California rockers filmed in New York City for their new, heartbreak-ridden video.
Tue Aug 13 2013
Photograph: Bella Howard
We called Haim's takeover in late 2012, and the L.A. trio is still riding the buzz wave pretty hard, having finally set a release date for its debut album, Days Are Gone, for September 30. Yesterday, the retro-rocking sisters Alana, Danielle and Este Haim put out a video for their excellent summer anthem "The Wire."
Since we had to know exactly where the West Coast band filmed their NYC-set vid (other than the first public dumping, which is obviously over tea at the Grey Lady), we got some exclusive details from Haim's publicist. A cheating Este breaks up with her man in Sara D. Roosevelt Park. The watering hole in which the heartbroken bartender binge-drinks—where the girls later perform coldheartedly—is Fontana's. Jorma Taccone of the Lonely Island can't stop crying, even on a (conspicuously logoless) Citi Bike ride next to the Park Avenue Armory—and it's possibly the first time the bike-sharing program has been featured in a music video.
Haim plays Webster Hall on September 3, and you can check out their video for "The Wire" below.