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Has anybody heard of this band or album I saw an ad or something on pitchfork and I really like their name thanks love ya bye.

o-ess, Monday, 5 November 2007 20:41 (eleven years ago) link

Sorry that was me that wrote that damn shared computer lookin good.

I know, right?, Monday, 5 November 2007 20:42 (eleven years ago) link

i partied with this guys a few times. nice guys.

chaki, Monday, 5 November 2007 20:43 (eleven years ago) link

you are starting a thread because you saw them on pitchfork and like their name?

cutty, Monday, 5 November 2007 20:56 (eleven years ago) link

why because it look intrsting

lucas pine, Monday, 5 November 2007 20:58 (eleven years ago) link

xpost

yes. and it only sounds stupid if you say it like that

I know, right?, Monday, 5 November 2007 21:03 (eleven years ago) link

i think this is streaming @ paper thin walls. liars + deerhoof sounds like a truly awful combination tbh.

J0rdan S., Monday, 5 November 2007 21:04 (eleven years ago) link

i don't think there is any other way to say it

search crystal castles remix of health "crimewave"

cutty, Monday, 5 November 2007 21:19 (eleven years ago) link

But deerhoof and boredoms sounds like a fantastic one.

I know, right?, Monday, 5 November 2007 21:20 (eleven years ago) link

I also like the cover of their album even though it is a tiny jpeg but it looks good anyway.

I know, right?, Monday, 5 November 2007 21:22 (eleven years ago) link

whatever

cutty, Monday, 5 November 2007 21:24 (eleven years ago) link

Hey!

I know, right?, Monday, 5 November 2007 21:25 (eleven years ago) link

I was trying to find your remix thingy but now I just feel silly and slightly resentful.

I know, right?, Monday, 5 November 2007 21:26 (eleven years ago) link

And I found it and like it and thank you.

I know, right?, Monday, 5 November 2007 21:27 (eleven years ago) link

kudos

cutty, Monday, 5 November 2007 21:29 (eleven years ago) link

i think this is streaming @ paper thin walls.

Yep! :D

http://www.paperthinwalls.com/listeningparty/index?id=40

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 5 November 2007 21:40 (eleven years ago) link

I think I was correct to like this band's name because I think this sounds great thank you whiney g weingarten for the link.

o-ess, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 18:10 (eleven years ago) link

Dammit that was me stupid confusing using other persons computer!

I know, right?, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 18:11 (eleven years ago) link

one month passes...

Having listened to this album a few times I have decided that it is very good and that they deserve the name HEALTH. Tabloid Sores is extra good and sounds like a band who should have a better name than health even though it is a good name

I know, right?, Tuesday, 18 December 2007 23:23 (eleven years ago) link

Lost Time is kinda scary.

I know, right?, Thursday, 27 December 2007 18:51 (eleven years ago) link

This album is kinda folky and kinda synthy. Not so noisy, certainly not so boredoms-ey(e)

I know, right?, Thursday, 27 December 2007 18:52 (eleven years ago) link

There is lotsa good songs on it and stuff though.

I know, right?, Thursday, 27 December 2007 18:53 (eleven years ago) link

I give it a 4.83 out of 5

I know, right?, Thursday, 27 December 2007 18:53 (eleven years ago) link

I'm going to copy Boredoms, Liars and Ex Models and sprinkle it with a little something I heard on an electro blog so you give me a 5 out of 5.

brightscreamer, Friday, 28 December 2007 00:08 (eleven years ago) link

why not? live a little

vadx, Friday, 28 December 2007 02:21 (eleven years ago) link

or not I suppose

vadx, Friday, 28 December 2007 03:52 (eleven years ago) link

I doesn't sound anything like Ex-Models, it sounds a tiny bit like Liars, and only sounds like Boredoms at first. It sounds more like This Heat than anything else I think. Also it is fun. And if you dance to it you have to know when to stop dancing. This is always an important skill however.

I know, right?, Monday, 31 December 2007 18:26 (eleven years ago) link

So stop whinging.

I know, right?, Monday, 31 December 2007 18:27 (eleven years ago) link

And the "It just sounds like (x) mixed with (y)" is such a boring, useless criticism.

I know, right?, Monday, 31 December 2007 18:29 (eleven years ago) link

two months pass...

haha this thread.

the album's not bad. pretty good drumming. crystal castles remix is better than anything on it though.

tipsy mothra, Tuesday, 18 March 2008 17:18 (eleven years ago) link

yep

cutty, Tuesday, 18 March 2008 17:40 (eleven years ago) link

//M\\

I know, right?, Tuesday, 18 March 2008 18:24 (eleven years ago) link

They're playing Primavera Sound. This is a reason to go. No Age and Chromatics are also and they are my favourites of new things from last year well chromatics arent new but whatevs

I know, right?, Tuesday, 18 March 2008 22:31 (eleven years ago) link

whatevs

cutty, Tuesday, 18 March 2008 22:52 (eleven years ago) link

I guess you haven't heard Ex Models, I know, right?.

brightscreamer, Wednesday, 19 March 2008 00:43 (eleven years ago) link

Love the album, even if it seems to flag halfway through. Looking forward to seeing these guys next month.

a passing spacecadet, Wednesday, 19 March 2008 09:31 (eleven years ago) link

I don't like Ex Models, that guys voice annoys me and they try too hard to be jerky

I know, right?, Wednesday, 19 March 2008 13:03 (eleven years ago) link

one year passes...

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

one 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 (ten years ago) link

meant die slow

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 (ten years ago) link

Shit, I need to listen to more Linkin Park

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

most ppl do

one month passes...

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

three weeks pass...

Leaked!

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

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 (ten years ago) link

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!

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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 (ten years ago) link

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):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQSNXQ1rYoA

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 (ten years ago) link

in the background of the bronx*

meant to say The Bronze, as in Buffy

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

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 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWZxThGh5wQ

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

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

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

also it's ugly.

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

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

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

one month passes...

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

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

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 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

two 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 (nine years ago) link

hear even.

Biodegradable (Derelict), Monday, 14 December 2009 20:50 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

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 (nine years ago) link

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

Biodegradable (Derelict), Monday, 14 December 2009 22:34 (nine years ago) link

^^ blood orgies

Biodegradable (Derelict), Monday, 14 December 2009 22:35 (nine years ago) link

four 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 (nine years ago) link

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

dmr, Sunday, 25 April 2010 17:22 (nine years ago) link

two years pass...

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPc9LhKA5C4

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

one 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 (seven years ago) link

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 (seven years ago) link

two years pass...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3_dedjucgM&feature=youtu.be

nxd, Friday, 24 April 2015 10:25 (four years ago) link

three months pass...

new album is pretty good. huge step toward pop accessibility IMO

borntohula, Saturday, 1 August 2015 16:04 (four years ago) link

Not much difference with Get Color on the pop accessibility front, the most notable change to my ears are the drums are pushed up in the mix, and way more aggressive on around half the tracks.

Planned adolescence (Sanpaku), Tuesday, 4 August 2015 22:44 (four years ago) link

this is pretty cheesy

call all destroyer, Friday, 7 August 2015 15:25 (four years ago) link

i really dug the max payne 3 soundtrack

Ma$e-en-scène (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 7 August 2015 16:10 (four years ago) link

I like this album and need to listen to that soundtrack :)

Upright Mammal (mh), Friday, 7 August 2015 16:44 (four years ago) link

LIFE is a good direction :)

nxd, Sunday, 9 August 2015 22:29 (four years ago) link

cheesiness works well with them vocals imo

nxd, Sunday, 9 August 2015 22:29 (four years ago) link

LIFE is so incredible! Like an emo teen pop song, covered by an industrial band.

I don't know what I want / know that I don't / know what I want
I don't know what I want / know that I don't / know what I want
No nobody knows / nobody does / nobody knows
No nobody knows / nobody does / nobody knows

Frederik B, Wednesday, 12 August 2015 19:39 (four years ago) link

two months pass...

Adore this album.

Tim F, Monday, 19 October 2015 20:28 (three years ago) link

Although it does sound like Beach House's Bloom plus power saws.

Tim F, Monday, 19 October 2015 21:14 (three years ago) link

really not digging the mix on this. i could def get behind an even more tuneful/vox-focused HEALTH, but it feels like every time they want to bring something noisier into it there's no no punch. maybe i have a bad rip idk, that would be a pleasant surprise.

franklin, Monday, 19 October 2015 21:48 (three years ago) link

maybe a bad rip? the noisy bits seems punchy enough on the vinyl pressing. the vocals are high in the mix but it's meant to be a pop record i reckon.

lol @ beach house plus power saws. i would pay good money to see that show.

davey, Monday, 19 October 2015 23:10 (three years ago) link

Surprised that this isn't a bigger deal than it is.

Tim F, Tuesday, 20 October 2015 20:49 (three years ago) link

I feel vindicated in liking it if you're on my side, Tim!

μpright mammal (mh), Tuesday, 20 October 2015 20:52 (three years ago) link

Well I am a corny fuxx so

Tim F, Tuesday, 20 October 2015 21:25 (three years ago) link

Yeah, this is album I come back to a lot.

Rod Steel (musicfanatic), Wednesday, 21 October 2015 00:22 (three years ago) link

His vocals oscillate somehow between New Order and Placebo.

MikoMcha, Wednesday, 21 October 2015 10:00 (three years ago) link

Liking the music but the fey vocals really grate

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Thursday, 22 October 2015 09:19 (three years ago) link

three years pass...

New album seems pretty solid, not hugely different from the last one, maybe a bit heavier.

Mario Meatwagon (Moodles), Saturday, 9 February 2019 02:32 (six months ago) link


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