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Saturday, March 15 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm
HEALTH

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HEALTH was six months old the first time they played for real people. Before that, there was more talk than music, mostly about art, food, sex, animals, records, drugs, politics and sleeping. After two more shows in Los Angeles, they self released a 7'' and went on tour. While they were traveling, people told them their music was weird. When they got back they played on a bill with Ex-Models and Death Sentence Panda. They felt like grown men. After that, people let them play shows more often, mostly at all ages art spaces like The Smell and Il Corral. They became friends with other L.A bands like No Age, The Mae Shi, Mika Miko, BARR, Captain Ahab, Anavan, and Abe Vigoda, Then they went on three more tours and a trip to SXSW. Instead of finding a room where the only thing you can hear is your heartbeat, HEALTH recorded their debut full length in one of their favorite places. The Smell is an all ages music venue in downtown Los Angeles. It is open and brick and dirty and dark, but when you sing a church hymnal or hit a drum as hard as you can the sound is beautiful. They did both of these things on their record. They also went out and found equipment born the same time as The Smell, mostly ribbon microphones designed by the BBC for radio broadcasts in the 1930's, things George Martin liked to use, and other things they didn't know about. The record is 11 songs in less than thirty minutes - on it there is new music with old sounds. HEALTH have also had a hand in 8-bit glitch duo Crystal Castles' recent success. In addition to a Crystal Castles/HEALTH split 7" (to be released concurrently on Lovepump United with HEALTH's LP), Crystal Castles highly anticipated “Crimewave"”single features the HEALTH remix that is currently spinning on the BBC and NME Radio. Original musicians and DJs from around the world are remixing and translating HEALTH to the dancefloor including works from from DAVID GILMOUR GIRLS (Amsterdam), TOXIC AVENGER (Paris), CURSES! (New York), PINK SKULL (Minneapolis), THRUST LAB (Baltimore), ACID GIRLS (Orange County), CAPTAIN AHAB (Los Angeles), CFCF (Montreal), CRYSTAL CASTLES (Toronto), IAN HIXXX (Chicago), JUICEBOXXX (Wisconsin), LOVELY CHORDS (Argentina), THE MAE SHI (Los Angeles), NARCTRAX (Tokyo) & NOSAJTHING (Los Angeles).
http://2008.sxsw.com/music/showcases/band/63551.html

Saturday March 15, 2008 2:00pm - 2:30pm
SESAC Day Stage Cafe Austin Convention Center 500 E Cesar Chavez St

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