HEALTH (band)

HEALTH (band)

Infobox musical artist

Img_capt = HEALTH at Les Nuits Botanique 2008
Landscape = yes
Background = group_or_band
Origin = Los Angeles, California, USA
Genre = Noise rock
Years_active = 2006–present
Label = Lovepump United
Trouble Records
Flemish Eye
No Pain In Pop
Current_members = Benjamin Jared Miller Jake Duzsik John Famiglietti Jupiter Keyes
Past_members =

HEALTH is an American noise rock band from Los Angeles, California. The band's 2007 release with Crystal Castles charted at position nine in the UK indie singles chart. [ [ BBC - Radio 1 - Chart Show - Indie Singles ] ]


The band have found fame by playing multiple concerts for free [ Music Glob » Blog Archive » HEALTH making noise in Los Angeles ] ] , leading to a variety of venues requesting to book them. The band's favourite setting, LA's The Smell, has been their chosen place to record their full length album, "during empty mornings" [ L.A. Record » Blog Archive » Health: He’S Approving Friend Requests ] ] , although the band have already recorded a live album at the Smell, released on DNT Records.

In 2008, Boston newspaper "The Phoenix" named them the Best New Band from California. [ [ 50 Bands, 50 States] , "The Phoenix". Published July 4, 2008.]


HEALTH have been described as having "artfully crafted noise and raw synth, haunting monotone vocals, and drum skills that are borderline insane" [ [ Rock Insider: HEALTH - BLOWIN' UP ] ] . Guardian Unlimited writer, Louis Pattison, chose the Crystal Castles version of "Crimewave" as the pick of the week, describing the song as "melancholy electro-pop built from pixelated synths and depressed vocals that hint at a past programme of busy and sustained serotonin depletion". [ [,,2150345,00.html Louis Pattison's new releases review | Pop | Guardian Unlimited Music ] ] Jim Carroll of The Irish Times also chose the song as tune of the week. [ [ On The Record » Tune of the Week - “Crimewave” ] ]

The band describes the role of lyrics as being "purposely kept vague for the listener":

The band's unusual sound can be partially accredited to the use of the Zoothorn, which is a permutation of microphone and guitar pedal and an occasional atonal sound without a symmetrical structure.



*2007 "HEALTH - Lovepump United
*2008 "//DISCO - Lovepump United (Remix Album)


*2007 "CRYSTAL CASTLES vs. HEALTH - "Crimewave" - Trouble Records (#9 UK indie singles charts)
*2007 "CRYSTAL CASTLES//HEALTH 7" SPLIT - Lovepump United
*2008 "PERFECT SKIN +RMX 7INCH - Suicide Squeeze
*2008 "HEAVEN +RMXS 12INCH - Flemish Eye
*2008 "TRICERATOPS//LOST TIME +RMXS 12INCH - Tough Love Records
*2008 "//M\\ 7INCH - No Pain In Pop


External links

* [ HEALTH website]

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