HEALTH TOUR THIS FALL IN SUPPORT OF NEW ALBUM ‘GET COLOR’ AVAILABLE ON LOVEPUMP SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2009
In support of the forthcoming Get Color, HEALTH will be touring North America this fall with Lovepump United labelmate Pictureplane. Get Color is an exuberant proclamation of noise, rock and electronic splendor. The record is a celebration of sound; pretty, harsh, soft and basked in a blanket of ethereal vocals. Get Color is the manifesto HEALTH have been promising since their inception. The band will kick off the tour with a record release show at the Troubadour in their hometown of LA.
HEALTH are the new frontier of noise rock. Formed in 2005, HEALTH self-recorded their debut album over the course of 9 months at Los Angeles D.I.Y. venue The Smell, birthing an urgent and extraordinary album which seethed with ghostly, epic pop and spurts of chaotic noise. The band’s shows grew wilder; kids danced & moshed; blogs freaked out; critics raved and everyone wondered how in God’s name HEALTH was going to follow it up. While the anticipation continued to build, HEALTH released a critically-acclaimed remix record HEALTH//DISCO, toured with the likes of Crystal Castles, Nine Inch Nails, and Of Montreal and played over 420 shows!
In April, HEALTH emerged with their first new single since 2007: “DIE SLOW” received immediate accolades from Pitchfork & NME. The song’s infectious fusion of noise and dance was the most fully-formed and undeniably rad piece of music from HEALTH yet. And it only served to rile up their fans more. The new full-length was desperately needed. And on September 8th, fans will get what they need when Lovepump United releases Get Color.
Joining HEALTH on tour will be 24-year-old weirdo performance artist Travis Egedy, a.k.a. Pictureplane. Egedy obsesses over the cosmos, 90s house music, collective consciousness, and mind-altering chemicals. Much like his interests, Pictureplane?s music is strange and boundless and totally righteous. Grimy synths, broken beats, and bucolic vocals collide somewhere between early 90s house music and the gnarly soundscapes of Black Dice to forge a sound that?s wholly unique and endlessly exciting. Dark Rift, his first full-length for Lovepump United, will be available August 4th.
NORTH AMERICAN HEALTH TOUR DATES
06.18: Toronto, ON – Horseshoe Tavern (NXNE Festival)
06.19: Toronto, ON – Bovine Sex Club (NXNE Festival)
06.20: Brooklyn, NY – 979 Broadway Backyard (NY Night Train Happening w/ Awesome Color)
06.26: Calgary, AB – Sled Island Festival
06.27: Calgary, AB – Sled Island Festival
07.26: Brooklyn, NY – Williamburg Waterfront (Jelly Pool Party)
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)*