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HEALTH & Xiu Xiu team up for new song “Delicious Ape” (listen)


HEALTH have released another of their collaborative singles. They’ve all been with awesome artists across various genres of music, and this one’s with Xiu Xiu, who is unsurprisingly a perfect match for HEALTH. HEALTH says:

The noise/DIY scene of the mid 00’s was characterized by an incredibly high tolerance for ‘difficult’ musical experiences. In many ways, the petit arms race to fortify our listening habits with the avant garde while competing with a handful of unknown bands to create the most challenging music possible was ironically juvenile and provincial. 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. What did The Minutemen say? ‘Mr. Narrator, this is Bob Dylan to me.’ Yeah, something like that.

Listen to “Delicious Ape” below.

HEALTH are on a co-headlining tour with Daughters as we speak. That tour, which also has Show Me the Body opening, hits NYC’s Brooklyn Steel on December 19 (tickets). HEALTH also play Roadburn in 2020. All remaining dates are listed below.

Xiu Xiu is also on the just-announced Wrekmeister Harmonies album and he’s touring with AJJ in 2020.

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HEALTH — 2019/2020 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

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