LISTEN: HEALTH Teams Up With Xiu Xiu for “Delicious Ape”
The single follows collaborations with Soccer Mommy, JPEGMAFIA, Ghostmane, and more over the past two years.
2019 has been an enormous year for HEALTH. In addition to releasing a long-awaited successor to the EBM reroute of 2015’s DEATH MAGIC, the electro-industrial trio have toured the world, composed an entire video game soundtrack, and continued to release phenomenal collaborative singles with the likes of JPEGMAFIA and Ghostmane.
With their current U.S. tour alongside Daughters and Show Me the Body coming to a close at the end of the month, HEALTH are announcing a new set of European dates today for April 2020, along with one last collaboration to close out the year. Teaming up with fellow noise rock mainstays Xiu Xiu, “Delicious Ape” pits Jake Duzsik’s docile vocals against the jarring yelps and unsettling whispers of Jamie Stewart, who’s been experimenting in collaborative noise circles on the West Coast since HEALTH formed in the mid-’00s.
“The noise/DIY scene of the mid ’00s was characterized by an incredibly high tolerance for ‘difficult’ musical experiences,” HEALTH shared in a press statement. “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.”
“Delicious Ape” is out now via Loma Vista Recordings, and you can find it on DSPs here. Read on for remaining U.S. co-headlining dates with Daughters, as well as newly announced EU dates.
HEALTH – TOUR DATES:
12/13/19 – Birmingham, AL @ Saturn#
12/14/19 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade#
12/15/19 – Orlando, FL @ The Orpheum#
12/17/19 – Carborro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
12/18/19 – Washington DC @ 9.30 Club#
12/19/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel#
12/20/19 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer#
12/21/19 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club#
04/16/20 – Tilburg, NL @ Roadburn Festival
04/17/20 – Cologne, DE @ Luxor
04/18/20 – Brno, CZ @ Kabinet Muz
04/19/20 – Krakow, PL @ ZetPeTe
04/20/20 – Warsaw, PL @ Hydrozagadka
04/21/20 – Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu
04/23/20 – Paris, FR @ Petit Bain, New Noise Night
# co-headline w/ Daughters, special guest Show Me the Body