HEALTH, Indian Jewelry & Gold Panda played MHOW (pics)
by Erez Avissar
UK’s Gold Panda kicked things off with his synthetic glitch-house, fitting in with a certain forward-thinking new breed of dance music (Pictureplane, Crystal Castles) that HEALTH so openly loves (this was their “DISCO2″ comp record release after all). Just a shame that from the audience’s vantage point you couldn’t see him construct drum beats and launch samples from his MPC.
Indian Jewelry was the surprise face-melting of the night, summoning spirits at Music Hall with an awesomely loud and heavy set that mixed the occult with the industrial. Better experienced live than on record.
HEALTH were as tight as I’ve ever seen them, playing pretty much their whole discography as fans eagerly sent their bodies aflail and shifted like a drunken sea. They capped off their set with the new “USA Boys” before returning to do an encore which consisted of “Courtship”, a song that runs for less than a minute. I looked at my friend and we both laughed a little, knowing we couldn’t really ask for more.
More dates HERE. More pictures from Sunday’s show at Music Hall below…