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Track of the Day: Party Nails Combines Haim and Robyn on ‘Break’

Later this month will be the two-year anniversary of Haim releasing their debut album, Days Are Gone. Their groove-centric pop catapulted the Haim sisters to instant stardom (and even made them Taylor Swift besties). But like we said, it’s been two years, and we miss Haim, so here comes Party Nails to make us feel better.

The LA-via-NYC singer, real name Elana Belle Carroll, released her debut single, “Break”, earlier this week, and much like Haim’s output, its amalgamation of influences contemporary and nostalgic have created a product that’s as ready for the dancefloor as it is for more casual, head-bobbing listening. It’s also working in Party Nails’ favor that her voice sounds like that of Robyn. Actually, the vocal resemblance is uncanny: here’s Robyn, and here’s Party Nails:

https://soundcloud.com/partynailsband/pn-break/s-dxgGh

Haim and Robyn aren’t light comparisons to make, and the flattery was intentional. According to VNDL, Party Nails’ journey to today is nearly as exciting as her music: “At the age of 11, she was performing original Americana in her small upstate New York town of Chatham. At 15, she was writing country music, and by 18 she’d moved to NYC to write and self-produce her first solo project Vernous, […] cultivating a dark electro sound.”

“Break” is available to buy on iTunes and stream via Apple Music, and if you happen to be in the neighborhood, Party Nails will be performing a single release show tonight at El Cid, on Sunset Blvd. in Los Angeles. A night of infectious up-and-coming pop sounds to us like a good way to kick off the weekend.

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Featured image courtesy of Party Nails

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