Local Faves At SXSW: Sister Act HAIM Pairs Girl-Power Pop With Nail Art

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    Why is HAIM our new favorite band, you ask? Well, for starters, the sister trio effortlessly switches from '80s-esque vocal harmony to the '90s girl rumbles of Liz Phair, and then bounces eras once again to the stream-of-consciousness lyricism of Tegan and Sara. We're not saying they are exactly like these other acts, though, because HAIM isn't quite like anyone else, to be honest. But the girl-power touches of each decade certainly prevail in their music.

    Oh, and, another rad reason HAIM rules? When we met the girls, youngest sister and guitarist Alana Haim bounded up to us, flashed her nails and said that she had both tried (and loved) our Missoni and zipper nail DIYs. We swooned.

    Outside of the Warby Parker Garden Party at the French Legation Museum in Austin, we caught up with the girls, getting the dish on their favorite places in L.A. and peeping their vintage belts and matching black boots. If they weren't our musical muses already (thanks to major jam "Better Off"), this interview would have totally won us ovee. The three talk in tandem, share a closet and — get this — used to played in a family band. Click through to check out their killer style, or get a close-up look the next time they're in town at their favorite venue, The Troubador.

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