At first listen, the less adventurous would probably go running back to their Coldplay and U2 albums. Health are unabashedly a noise art outfit. They gained a sizable following in the UK a couple of years ago when they released a single with Crystal Castles. Success followed when the quartet organised multiple free concerts and opened for NIN. Get Color is the follow-up to their 2007 self-titled debut and borders on insanity.
Lonely, haunting monotone vocals give contrast to the conundrum of sounds, sudden tempo changes and blaring feedback going on. It might take a few listens, but there’s beauty in there. Trust us.
Listen to: ‘Severin’
If you like this you’ll dig: Crystal Castles, Ratatat, Animal Collective, John Coltrane, Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Music, Lightning Bolt, Deerhunter, Ciplak