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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 (eight 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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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 (eight years ago) Permalink

meant die slow

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

Shit, I need to listen to more Linkin Park

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

most ppl do

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

one 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 (eight years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...


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

one month passes...

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

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

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

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

also it's ugly.

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

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 (seven 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 (seven 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 (seven years ago) Permalink

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 (seven years ago) Permalink

hear even.

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

^^ blood orgies

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

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

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

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

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

two 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 (five years ago) Permalink

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 (five 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 (five years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

nxd, Friday, 24 April 2015 10:25 (two years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

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

borntohula, Saturday, 1 August 2015 16:04 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

this is pretty cheesy

call all destroyer, Friday, 7 August 2015 15:25 (two years ago) Permalink

i really dug the max payne 3 soundtrack

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

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

Upright Mammal (mh), Friday, 7 August 2015 16:44 (two years ago) Permalink

LIFE is a good direction :)

nxd, Sunday, 9 August 2015 22:29 (two years ago) Permalink

cheesiness works well with them vocals imo

nxd, Sunday, 9 August 2015 22:29 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Adore this album.

Tim F, Monday, 19 October 2015 20:28 (two years ago) Permalink

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

Tim F, Monday, 19 October 2015 21:14 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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 (two years ago) Permalink

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

Tim F, Tuesday, 20 October 2015 20:49 (two years ago) Permalink

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

μpright mammal (mh), Tuesday, 20 October 2015 20:52 (two years ago) Permalink

Well I am a corny fuxx so

Tim F, Tuesday, 20 October 2015 21:25 (two years ago) Permalink

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

Rod Steel (musicfanatic), Wednesday, 21 October 2015 00:22 (two years ago) Permalink

His vocals oscillate somehow between New Order and Placebo.

MikoMcha, Wednesday, 21 October 2015 10:00 (two years ago) Permalink

Liking the music but the fey vocals really grate

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Thursday, 22 October 2015 09:19 (two years ago) Permalink

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