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A couple of Best Videos Of The Week ago I mentioned how nearly every good clip that week was too long, too nude, or too violent to make it on to MTV; one was even removed from YouTube, verification wall or not. But looking back on 2009’s picks, it’s easy to notice that this year’… More »

PROGRESS REPORT: Prepping their sophomore album, Get Color (Lovepump United) for release late summer or early fall, “…barring total apocalyptic economic collapse.”

After hearing about Health’s recording process for their next album, Get Color, I’m wondering why the foursome don’t cut loose a little more for their live performances. It… More »

We’ve already spoken a couple times about the thrilling kitchen-sink noise-pop of L.A.-based Band To Watch HEALTH. So far, though, no real word on the guys’ current employment status. Turns out affixing a job to each member’s a bit easier than explaining exactly what the four do in the forever-shifting lineup/live show: Jake Duzsik, a… More »

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HEALTH – “In Violet (Hidden Cat Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

In Violet – (Hidden Cat Remix)… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 18, 2010 - 3:25 pm

HEALTH – “USA Boys” Video

This is exactly the sort of video you want to see for a track as stupidly sexy as “USA Boys,” the one original contribution to HEALTH’s format-defyingly excellent Get Color remix album DISCO2. It’s a logical inclusion for a tracklist of mainly dance-inspired takes on noisy songs that tend to lean that way anyway; thi… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 8, 2010 - 1:04 pm


At this point, BTW HEALTH are clearly being watched: They recorded this new track “USA Boys” in Trent Reznor’s home studio with Loveless producer Alan Moulder. It’s the opener on previously described DISCO2, a 12-song collection that features different folks remixing Get Color. The cast includes Javelin, Tobacco (not Feat. Beck), Small Black, repeat remixer… More »

By: brandon / April 19, 2010 - 10:20 am

HEALTH – “Death+ (Clipd Beaks Remix)”

Over the weekend when posting the Eric Wareheim-directed video for long-ago BTW HEALTH’s “We Are Water” we included the Clark remix of Get Color’s often retooled “Die Slow” as a bonus. Consider this an extended weekend: Last night fellow California BTW Clipd Beaks forwarded us an excellently eviscerated, down-notched take on another Get Color favorite,… More »

By: brandon / April 12, 2010 - 11:39 am

HEALTH – “We Are Water” Video

Directed by Eric Wareheim. GREAT JOB as always.

HEALTH – “Die Slow (Clark Mix)”More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 10, 2010 - 7:01 pm

Todd P’s Inaugural MtyMx Festival: A Photo Essay

[Editor’s Note: The following guest post is by Ryan Muir, one of NYC’s most hardworking and talented photographers. After spending the better part of five days lugging his camera equipment all over Austin on our behalf, he waited for hours in a parking lot for a bus to Monterrey, Mexico to attend NYC promoter ToddMore »

By: Ryan Muir / March 26, 2010 - 3:12 pm

HEALTH – “In Heat (Javelin Remix)”

While you’re waiting for Eric Wareheim to take Dr. Steve Brule’s catch phrase to the realest level with his next video directorial assignment for your HEALTH, there’s this new remix to keep you busy. Because all you do is track down Tim & Eric news and wait for HEALTH jams. The band’s called this Javeli… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 11, 2010 - 11:34 am

HEALTH, Memory Tapes, SALEM Remix Atlanta Rappers

Curious what Memory Tapes would do with “Imma G”? How HEALTH would tackle OJ Da Juiceman? Hear these and more on Adult Swim’s 16-song ATL RMX comp ready for downloading at Deerhunter = hometown snub. More »

By: brandon / December 8, 2009 - 12:23 pm

Monolith 2009 In Photos

While we were rocking the Catskills, enjoying what Wayne Coyne said was “the greatest collection of underground music ever assembled,” dozens of other great indie bands (and a few hip-hop luminaries) put on a much larger mountain festival in Morrison, Colorado. In its third year Monolith delivered rain from the get-go, but that only served… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / September 15, 2009 - 5:42 pm

HEALTH/Pictureplane @ The Troubadour, Los Angeles 9/9/09

HEALTH and Pictureplane make for logical tour partners. They’re Lovepump labelmates, and bands to watch, and they both find creative ways to fuck with their love for making people dance. (Or at least, move.) They kicked off a month of shows together at the Troubadour in Los Angeles the other night, with Dam Funk and… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 10, 2009 - 6:26 pm

New HEALTH Video – “Die Slow”

On the eve of a pair of Los Angeles shows in support of Nine Inch Nails, recently remixed noise-rockers HEALTH have released a self-directed video for Get Color standout “Die Slow.” (It just dawned on me: The song opens with the staccato feel of Big Black rewritten for synthesizer before it transitions into dark-wave territory.)… More »

By: brandon / September 4, 2009 - 11:02 am


HEALTH’s cacophonous open-field noise-pop has always lent itself to re-interpretation — which is why the quartet wisely released an entire remix album, Disco, on the heels of their debut. As we’ve mentioned, and as you’ve heard via “Die Slow” and “We Are Water,” the Los Angeles group’s Get Color makes for exhilarating, relentless listening i… More »

By: brandon / August 31, 2009 - 11:11 am

HEALTH Visit Daytrotter

The raucous LA quartet is bundling fun prizes (intoxicated video chat, bag of cat hair) with random copies of Get Color. If that hasn’t convinced you to buy it, maybe live MP3s of the album’s “Death+” and “We Are Water” along with oldie “Perfect Skin” will. Download at Daytrotter. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 26, 2009 - 11:47 pm

HEALTH Offer Ridiculous Golden Ticket Sweepstakes

When we presented you with HEALTH’s “We Are Water,” I mentioned Get Color was one of the most satisfying releases of ’09, finding the guys tightening their rhythms, adding deeper layers (and harmonies) to their vocals, and writing stronger, more intense hooks without losing the chaos of their core. In this day and age, though,… More »

By: brandon / August 18, 2009 - 11:19 am

New HEALTH – “We Are Water” (Stereogum Premiere)

To date, the intensely danceable “Die Slow” and its accompanying Pictureplane remix have been the focus of our Get Color postings. The onetime BTW and onetime more straight-up noisemakers hinted at curve balls in their Progress Report. Nothing curves too much, though: They’ve tightened their rhythms, added layers to the vocals, and written stronger, more… More »

By: brandon / August 14, 2009 - 9:11 am

HEALTH/Black Lips @ Williamsburg Waterfront, Brooklyn 7/26/09

There were some great sets at the Pool Parties free show at East River State Park yesterday, but blistering HEALTH and raucous Black Lips sets aside, the weather’s what dominated the day. As in, everybody toasting life in the sun to the Latin funk of Austin’s Grupo Fantsma early, and a few hours later a… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 27, 2009 - 11:19 am

HEALTH Release Get Color Details

The more danceable “Die Slow” seemed to win over a number of people who once considered HEALTH a bunch of formless noisemakers. Which was a bit of a surprise. They indeed promised a few curve balls (like a ballad) in their Get Color Progress Report, but to these ears the hardworking Trent Reznor-approved BTW have… More »

By: brandon / May 20, 2009 - 4:30 pm

New HEALTH – “Die Slow” & “Die Slow (Pictureplane Remix)”

Jessica’s Progress Report let us know to expect HEALTH’s standard ghostly, there-for-the-atmosphere vocals soldered to a more (because they always sorta were) danceable beat on Get Color’s “Die Slow.” But who knew the long-ago BTW would fuse the old and newly amped elements so successfully? Right, they probably did. And now you can, too. The… More »

By: brandon / April 6, 2009 - 1:51 pm

New Crystal Castles Video – “Crimewave (Crystal Castles VS. Health)”

Most remix type things should never be downloaded, let alone get a video. But Crystal Castles’ slinky, Nintendo bleepy makeover of HEALTH’s “Crimewave” — a standout track from the exceedingly good HEALTH // DISCO remix album — well, that can get whatever it wants. The clip has a higher Alice Glass visibility factor than did… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 29, 2008 - 2:58 pm