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 intense hooks (and the dark, droning, balladic “Before Tigers”), while remaining true to their raucous core. So, yeah, we now have better HEALTH. Get Color is one of the most satisfying releases of 2009, but instead of taking our words for it, here’s another sample of the nine-track collection — the icily relentless “We Are Water.” If you’ve ever wondered why Trent Reznor keeps taking the guys on tour with him, this should make the obvious more so.

HEALTH – “We Are Water” (MP3)

Get Color is out 9/8 via Lovepump United. They have a couple dates with Nine Inch Nails before heading on the road with Pictureplane .

09/05 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wiltern Theatre #
09/06 – Los Angeles, CA @ Echoplex #
09/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Troubadour
09/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill
09/11 – Portland, OR @ The Works (Time-Based Art Festival)
09/12 – Seattle, WA @ Vera Project
09/13 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheater (Monolith Festival)
09/17 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
09/18 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
09/19 – Toronto, ON @ Wrong Bar
09/20 – Montreal, QC @ La Sala Rossa
09/21 – Providence, RI @ Club Hell
09/22 – Allston, MA @ Harper’s Ferry
09/24 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
09/25 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
09/26 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar
09/27 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat (Circuits Fest)

# w/ Nine Inch Nails

[Photo by Renata Raksha]