The group's range of influences makes them a sort of nu-folk-meets-'90s-R&B power trio and Days are Gone a knockout. Its dateless quality (and its damn sunny disposition) is what excites music-lovers about Haim.
Rivers flood broad expanses of the Southern imagination. Haw, recently released by Hiss Golden Messenger, principally songwriter M.C. Taylor and producer/musician Scott Hirsch, is named for for one of those personal rivers, close by Taylor's former North Carolina home.