I usually hate how people will commend bands for making their sound poppier and more accessible, which is exactly the case for the new Health single “Die Slow”. Only problem is, I can’t stop listening to this song.
Released as a 7-inch on Lovepump United in advance of their upcoming full-length Get Color, the “Die Slow” single (the B-Side comes with a Pictureplane remix of the song) would suggest Health have been taking cues from their partners in “Crimewave”, Crystal Castles. Moving further away from their avant noise days than ever before, it seems as though the band will be looking to break out of the underground, much the way fellow L.A. sonic stranglers No Age have been able to do. Making their claim to one of the best records we’ve yet to hear, here is at least one of the best singles of 2009.
Health – “Die Slow” [via 88 Days In My Veins]