- From www.facebook.com/healthnoise/
- Health: congregants at the altar of electro-noise.
Aptly billed as an electronic-infused noise rock outfit, Health nevertheless, especially on its latest release Death Magic (2015), occasionally skews towards a kind of post-industrial dance sound. It's a mesmerizing spectrum to be sure, and the work that the Los Angeles-based band does really pushes the boundaries of all of the forms that it labors within.
While Health, which enjoys a cult-like following among noise-heads and electronic music fans alike, usually takes its sweet time crafting its hi-fi battering ram albums, fans have every right to hope that this show might feature some new tunes. Indeed, the band dropped a new song for the excellent Adult Swim Singles Series back in September, perhaps indicating that more new stuff is in the works, assuming that wasn't just a random one-off.
Meanwhile, Deafheaven, an increasingly-popular post-metal/blackgaze band from San Francisco, has been quite prolific since its start in 2010, dropping three stellar albums and a few EPs. More traditional in terms of its allegiance to metal tropes, Deafheaven's shows are supremely high-energy, with frontman George Clarke screaming like a soul in the immortal grips of hell-fire and tossing himself about like a tiny skiff on an apocalyptic seascape.
All of this is to say that, as far as black masses go, this show promises to be one for the ages.
$20, Sun, Nov 6, 7:00pm, Paper Tiger, 2410 N St Mary's St, papertigersa.com.