HEALTH and Pictureplane
Saturday, Aug 27th, 2016
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HEALTH play a concoction of manic rhythms, jagged guitars, yowled vocals, all wound into exploding bursts of freaked out noise drenched new wave tribalism. Chaotic, spastic, freaked out, manic, mathy, grindy. It’s like the musical version of a diet rich in Pixie Sticks, Lik-M-Aid, licorice whips and Mountain Dew, and it’s that imaginary diet that seemingly fuels HEALTH’s sound. What else could explain the boundless energy, the intense spazziness, the fractured heaviness, the blown out total rock action? Folks who have never heard HEALTH, but love acts like Crystal Castles, MGMT, Justice, Daft Punk, Alter Ego, Digitalism, Cut Copy and the like, this might just be your gateway drug, to things more noisy and punk rock
Pictureplane (real name Travis Egedy) was a driving force in making Denver one of the most influential DIY towns in the world; thanks in large part to Pictureplane’s legendary shows at Rhinoceropolis, his raging club night, “Real is a Feeling”, and his constant stream of mixtapes and remixes. In 2012 he moved to Brooklyn, NY and quickly established himself as one of the figureheads of a revitalized electronic/punk scene. Egedy’s growing influence can be felt in ways that are both trivial and significant: Pictureplane’s punk rock-like approach to the production and dissemination of his work is democratizing electronic music the same way the Ramones, Minor Threat, and Black Flag liberated rock music in the 70s and 80s.