Haim hosted a benefit concert at the Troubadour in Los Angeles on Thursday evening (April 2), with a whole host of guests joining the trio live.
The show was dedicated to Sammi Kane Kraft, a friend of the the band who was killed in 2012 by a drunk driver. To honour their late friend, Haim invited the likes of Laura Marling, Jenny Lewis, Kesha, Grizzly Bear frontman Ed Droste and Vampire Weekend member Rostam Batmanglij on stage.
Jenny Lewis performed a new song of her’s with Haim, entitled ‘Girl On Girl’, while Drost helped the group cover Beach Boys’ ‘Surfer Girl’.
Haim also performed alongside their parents, Moti and Donn Haim, who used to be in their family band Rockinhaim. Watch footage from the show beneath.
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Jenny Lewis being amazing as usual with the HAIM sisters at their Sam Jam benefit show. I really couldn't love her live performances more. Great musicians and artists all night @haimtheband @thetroubadour #haim #samjam #jennylewis #rilokiley #troubadour #westhollywood #benefit #livemusic #liveshow #intimatevenue #highlight
Meanwhile, Este Haim recently started a new band with Scarlett Johansson. Going by the name of The Singles, the group also consists of Holly Miranda, Kendra Morris and Julia Haltigan. A press release described their sound as “super-pop”.
“The idea was to write super-pop dance music written and performed by girls,” Johansson said of the group. “I love Grimes. And I love the Bangles. And I love the Go-Go’s. I wanted it to be like those bands: ultra pop but also a little ironic, a little in on the joke.”
The Singles released their first track ‘Candy’ via Federal Prism, the label of TV On The Radio’s Dave Sitek.
Meanwhile, Haim have said that their new album is “shaping up”. Speaking at the Grammys earlier this year, the group discussed their forthcoming record as well as the inspirations behind it. “We try to write every day, it’s shaping up,” Danielle Haim said, while Este Haim added: “We gotta flex that songwriting muscle as much as possible, we’re keeping it creative. This [The Grammys] might inspire a song, who knows?”