HEALTH are back, thank fuck for that
Posted by Christopher Ratcliff at 23:38 on 20 Apr 2015
As reported in an interview by Pitchfork, in one of their beautiful giant parallax scrolling web pages that I'm not at all jealous of, unwashed LA noise-rockers HEALTH have finally finished their first album in six years.
Working with Haxan Cloak, Mars Volta's Lars Stalfors and longtime Kanye West collaborator Andrew Dawson, the quartet will release their follow-up to the sublime ear-assault that was 2009's Get Color later in the year, and according to the interview this "experimental electronic, pop-prog, and hip-hop" mash-up "doesn’t not sound a little like Linkin Park" at times.
Make of that confusing little muddle what you will. Don't blame me, I didn't write it. I am however very excited. Particularly as there's a later admission revealing that the band loves Katy Perry's 'Teenage Dream'. Now if you've never heard HEALTH before, based on the bands mentioned you would probably expect them to sound like a cross between Crystal Castles and Slayer. You'd be right.
Here's the terrific and terrifying video for 'We are Water' directed by the equally terrific and terrifying Eric Wareheim to get you in the mood.