HEALTH have collaborated with Xiu Xiu on “Delicious Ape.” 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.”
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.
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
VOL. 4 :: SLAVES OF FEAR is available for streaming and purchase HERE.