HEALTH COLLABORATE WITH XIU XIU ON NEW SINGLE DELICIOUS APE
ANNOUNCE HEADLINE 2020 EUROPEAN TOUR DATES
US CO-HEADLINE TOUR WITH DAUGHTERS CONTINUES THROUGH DECEMBER, INCLUDING NYC’S BROOKLYN STEEL ON DECEMBER 19
VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR OUT NOW
"...one of the most intense and electrifying
bands in the U.S." - Kerrang!
"...the band approaches at times Ministry-like levels of
industrial-metal aggression." - Revolver
“HEALTH's most ominous, brooding, and diverse effort yet -
and consequently their best.” - Metal Injection, 9/10 stars
"...electricity crackles off its hydraulic-press-and-jackhammer racket in a way that energizes album highlights 'Black Static' and 'Strange Days (1999)' ... it's a powerhouse of an album." - Decibel Magazine
"Ambitious L.A. noise-rock trio HEALTH pushes the envelope even further on album No. 4. The title’s nod to Black Sabbath is apropos; new songs introduce a shock of metal to its daring blend of dance music and forbidding noise textures." - New York Magazine
"Through the medium of abrasive beats and tortured, explosive synth textures the band tackle the world’s uneasy conscience, resulting in a remarkably cathartic listen." - The Line of Best Fit, 8/10 stars
"...the trio deliver at once their heaviest, catchiest, most decipherable and least predictable album.... HEALTH meld the spiraling instrumentation of their earliest work, with the hooky structure of last album 'DEATH MAGIC' and then coat this creation in the blackest industrial ooze." - DIY Magazine, 4/5 stars
“VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR is filled with perversely catchy songs
about death and hopelessness” - All Music, 4/5 stars
“They have indeed gotten even heavier on VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR, which doesn’t sound like an indie/noise band experimenting with industrial music but a true industrial record.” - Brooklyn Vegan
“...one of the most substantial industrial rock records of recent memory” - HYPEBEAST
“VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR is a career-defining achievement...”
- Sputnik Reviews, 5/5 stars
“...an intense, dark and aggressive album, arguably their heaviest to date” - Treble Magazine, ‘Album of the Week’
"The Los Angeles band contort their way through a dark and heavy electrified rock fantasy in which there’s no telling what’s around the bend, as drastically heavy electronic music production seeps through the cracks of
somewhat traditional rock instrumentation." - New Noise Magazine
Toronto, ON – December 12, 2019 – Today, HEALTH released Delicious Ape, a new single in collaboration with Xiu Xiu. HEALTH says of their sixth collaborative track out now via Loma Vista Recordings: “The noise/DIY scene of the mid 00's was characterized by an incredibly high tolerance for ‘difficult' musical experiences. In many ways, the petit arms race to fortify our listening habits with the avant garde while competing with a handful of unknown bands to create the most challenging music possible was ironically juvenile and provincial. A preoccupation with abrasive experimentalism is not exactly a recipe for toe tapping or hummable melody, and many of us obscured the more enjoyable elements of music-making and listening in favor of weird shit...But not Xiu Xiu goddamn it.
No other project of the most formative era for our band even comes close to so perfectly combining the elements of free noise, drone music, and experimental electronics with raw emotion, melody and choruses. Nobody else even had choruses. Not many of us are left of this particular vintage. Most of the scene moved on to djing house and starting podcasts. Xiu Xiu is still making great and uniquely moving music. We are simply happy to get the chance to be a part of it. What did The Minutemen say? ‘Mr. Narrator, this is Bob Dylan to me.’ Yeah, something like that.” Listen to Delicious Ape HERE.
The LA-based band of Jacob Duzsik, John Famiglietti, and Benjamin Miller have also today announced new headline European tour dates for April 2020; tickets are on sale now. HEALTH continue their co-headline tour with Daughters, and special guest Show Me The Body, tonight in Birmingham, including an upcoming show at NYC’s Brooklyn Steel on December 19th. See below for a full itinerary of upcoming dates.
HEALTH released their latest acclaimed LP VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR in February via Loma Vista Recordings. Since its release, the band has toured extensively around the world, created their second video game score for Rockstar Games (Grand Theft Auto Online: Arena War Official Soundtrack), and debuted five other collaborative singles with Ghostmane (JUDGEMENT NIGHT), JPEGMAFIA (HATE YOU), Youth Code (INNOCENCE), Perturbator (BODY/PRISON), and Soccer Mommy/Corin Roddick of Purity Ring (MASS GRAVE). Watch HEALTH’s recent live session for The Ringer Room HERE and for Revolver Magazine HERE.
VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR is available for streaming and purchase HERE.
Album bio, press shots, and cover art HERE.
HEALTH - TOUR DATES:
December 13 - Birmingham, AL @ Saturn#
December 14 - Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade#
December 15 - Orlando, FL @ The Orpheum#
December 17 - Carborro, NC @ Cat's Cradle
December 18 - Washington DC @ 9.30 Club#
December 19 - Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel#
December 20 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer#
December 21 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club#
April 16, 2020 - Tilburg, NL @ Roadburn Festival
April 17, 2020 - Cologne, DE @ Art Theatre
April 18, 2020 - Brno, CZ @ Kabinet Muz
April 19, 2020 - Krakow, PL @ ZetPeTe
April 20, 2020 - Warsaw, PL @ Hydrozagadka
April 21, 2020 - Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu
April 23, 2020 - Paris, FR @ Petit Bain, New Noise Night
# co-headline w/ Daughters, special guest Show Me The Body