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btw they have a new single and it sounds kinda like Linkin Park at first and then really pretty. I am v. excited about new album, I hope they go all Peter Gabriel and self title it.

Plaxico (I know, right?), Friday, 10 April 2009 18:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

am v. excited for this, wish it would leak so I could listen on my ipod.

Plaxico (I know, right?), Saturday, 11 April 2009 19:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

I'm not sure which single sounds like Linkin Park, but this new new one - "Die Slow" - is pretty great. There's some serious MBV-aping happening in it, but it's very pretty.

Shannon Whirry & the Bad Brains, Wednesday, 20 May 2009 15:39 (5 years ago) Permalink

meant die slow

❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉Plaxico❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉ (I know, right?), Wednesday, 20 May 2009 15:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

the new single is kick ass. not really sure about the linkin park comparison, but it is definitely a heavier sound for them.

borntohula, Wednesday, 20 May 2009 17:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

Shit, I need to listen to more Linkin Park

Shannon Whirry & the Bad Brains, Wednesday, 20 May 2009 19:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

most ppl do

❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉Plaxico❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉ (I know, right?), Wednesday, 20 May 2009 22:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

heads up release for get color = Sep 8th hopefully leak will come a lot sooner.

❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉Plaxico❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉❉ (I know, right?), Tuesday, 14 July 2009 21:39 (5 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Leaked!

❊❁❄❆❇❃✴❈plaxico❈✴❃❇❆❄❁❊ (I know, right?), Saturday, 8 August 2009 13:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

And . . . ?

Are they really morphing toward a more MBV-type sound? Seems odd for this band (tho preferable to morphing toward a more Linkin Park-type sound).

Daniel, Esq., Saturday, 8 August 2009 14:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

Not really reminding me of MBV, though I get where ppl are coming from on that front. To me the swirls of white noise on Loveless sound really glacial and synthetic and sugary, whereas this is a lot sparser and warmer sounding, still think the synths sound like Numb/Encore, like REALLY like Linkin Park, but the rest of it sounds a lot like the outros of a couple of Super Æ tracks, I got a lot of time for this guy's lady vox also. Still digesting tho lol brb, so far pretty awesome tho!

❊❁❄❆❇❃✴❈plaxico❈✴❃❇❆❄❁❊ (I know, right?), Sunday, 9 August 2009 14:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

Kinda realised that I can listen to this whole album without realising how fast time has gone by but not remember anything either, not sure if that is good or not

❊❁❄❆❇❃✴❈plaxico❈✴❃❇❆❄❁❊ (I know, right?), Thursday, 13 August 2009 19:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

it does all blend together, but so far i think it's a good thing. there are points throughout that really get my attention, and the more i listen to this album, the more i come across.

borntohula, Friday, 14 August 2009 03:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

this thread is a lot of me shouting into the void in reality isn't it?

❊❁❄❆❇❃✴❈plaxico❈✴❃❇❆❄❁❊ (I know, right?), Friday, 14 August 2009 23:39 (5 years ago) Permalink

lol. No; I'm curious about the new disc. Not anxious to hear Health sounding more like Linkin Park, but I'm willing to give it a try.

Daniel, Esq., Saturday, 15 August 2009 00:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

Single Die Slow is pretty stand out, maybe they're taking a leaf out of Black Dice's books and trying to sound a bit Big Beat, but this does sound like it's MBV trying to jack Setting Sun. It's all very floaty yet insistent and ends up with a sound palette that is a bit like Hybrid Theory played off a third generation tape copy. Really the Linkin Park thing is me trying to get at the fact that this sounds a lot less like the hipster friendly references that will get lobbed at it, because unlike the last one, the Boredoms copping only feels residual, the MBV thing is only true inasmuch as it's got a lot off static and white noise in the mix, Liars a little maybe, but really they sound a bit like a band that would be playing in the background of the bronx. In fact, what JAMC were to the Ronnettes, these guys are to a million nobody cared 90's alternative bands and really I keep thinking of this song Swallow by nearly rans Skindive (srsly give this song a listen I used to be completely in love with it and hadn't thought of it until Nice Girls came on and brought the whole thing flooding back):

If that's not selling it for you, and I'll admit I wasn't really trying very hard, Death + sounds a bit like This Heat being fronted by Bilinda butcher, it's got that same lopsided industrial take on Kraut, but it's aerated, feminine and gauzy. In fact if this is the direction they're moving in I'll be very happy, that is, spazzed out post-punk minimalism by way of 90's pussy goth.

❊❁❄❆❇❃✴❈plaxico❈✴❃❇❆❄❁❊ (I know, right?), Saturday, 15 August 2009 00:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

in the background of the bronx*

meant to say The Bronze, as in Buffy

❊❁❄❆❇❃✴❈plaxico❈✴❃❇❆❄❁❊ (I know, right?), Saturday, 15 August 2009 00:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

also ex models are kinda better than i once gave them credit for on this thread

❊❁❄❆❇❃✴❈plaxico❈✴❃❇❆❄❁❊ (I know, right?), Saturday, 15 August 2009 00:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

i'm really digging this song, not a fan of this video however:

Bee OK, Monday, 5 October 2009 04:13 (5 years ago) Permalink

weird that that video really highlights their industrialness, rather than their hipsterness.

samosa gibreel, Monday, 5 October 2009 04:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

also it's ugly.

samosa gibreel, Monday, 5 October 2009 04:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

ugly video (most are, it seems) but the song gets better every time I listen

Dan S, Monday, 5 October 2009 05:06 (5 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

am i the only person who gets how awesome this band are?

plaxico (I know, right?), Tuesday, 24 November 2009 00:26 (5 years ago) Permalink

no! they ARE awesome. i am currently listening to get color while drinking orangina (made exclusively from the vagina of the orange). excellent combo.

a dimension that can only be accessed through self-immolation (contenderizer), Tuesday, 24 November 2009 03:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

I haven't spent much time with it yet, but there's so much life and energy in the new disc.

Daniel, Esq., Tuesday, 24 November 2009 03:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Get Color has jumped onto my year's top-10 after two listens, thanks to mentions on the P4 and PopMatters polls. The influence of Wire is all over this: the guitar sounds (are those even guitars) are lifted off the Read & Burn EPs, the vocal presence and melodies is Colin Newman, there's a song that could have fit on The Ideal Copy, and the most audible difference is that HEALTH's (that's how they want is capitalized, it seems) has a hot-shit drummer, whereas Gotobed shrank from light.

More people should here this before 2009 is consigned to the history books.

Biodegradable (Derelict), Monday, 14 December 2009 20:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

hear even.

Biodegradable (Derelict), Monday, 14 December 2009 20:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

you're wrong, gotobed is a great drummer

mostly otm re this album tho. i also am picking up a this heat vibe, especially on the last track

uptown churl, Monday, 14 December 2009 22:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

Not saying Gotobed was bad, he was just more motorik and less flamboyant. He was content to be the canvas.

Biodegradable (Derelict), Monday, 14 December 2009 22:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

u guys r making me optimistic that this is gonna do well out of the end of lists cos it didn't get the level of love it deserved imo

plaxico (I know, right?), Monday, 14 December 2009 22:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

Hell, I even like the video. No one comes to my Dionysian blood wearing Prada.

Biodegradable (Derelict), Monday, 14 December 2009 22:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

^^ blood orgies

Biodegradable (Derelict), Monday, 14 December 2009 22:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...

they have some new remix album, i think they think this is their thing bc of the crystal castles. i dont really care that much but this new track USA BOYS is even more not-boredomesy

http://downloads.pitchforkmedia.com/HEALTH%20-%20USA%20BOYS.mp3

plax (ico), Friday, 16 April 2010 13:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

that song kinda reminds me of a slowed-down Fuck Buttons. I like it

dmr, Sunday, 25 April 2010 17:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

2 years pass...

Somewhat bizarrely, they are soundtracking the videogame Max Payne 3, with a soundtrack album released 15 May:

The Painter of Blight™ (Sanpaku), Monday, 30 April 2012 21:32 (2 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

haven't listened to it yet, but am interested. i'm not a huge video game player, but i'd be interested in hearing how their music worked within the context of the game.

when i saw that they were doing this it reminded me of the linkin park discussion that happened upthread.

borntohula, Sunday, 3 June 2012 18:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Only "Tears", which appears in the promo video, is really like their prior work. The soundtrack album is otherwise instrumental, with their excellent drummer playing Brazilian (as is the game's setting) percussion at the forefront.

The Painter of Blight™ (Sanpaku), Monday, 4 June 2012 00:07 (2 years ago) Permalink


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