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HEALTH (formed in 2006) is an energetic and artful American experimental, electronic noise-rock band, hailing from Los Angeles, California, U.S.

After settling on the band name HEALTH due to its everyday appeal, the group began playing shows around L.A. in 2006 alongside groups such as Ex Models, No Age and Mika Miko. Consisting of band leader Jacob Duszik, Benjamin Miller, John Famiglietti, and Jupiter Keyes, the four piece’s move into musical consciousness came when their song “Crimewave” was remixed by the revered experimental act Crystal Castles in August 2007.

The remix coincided with the release of HEALTH’s debut album “Health - Lovepump United” a month later, which garnered significantly attention for the group’s debut. The record, recorded at the notorious noise/experimental venue The Smell, showcased HEALTH's proclivity for wild, screeching feedback, euphoric dissonance, generous clanging, and artful, unpolished synths. In support of the album the band toured alongside Crystal Castles, whilst producing their first remix album “Health//Disco”. Featuring remixes of five tracks from their debut “Health//Disco” was issued on LovePump and earned critical acclaim from the musical press, notably by Pitchfork.

HEALTH’s sophomore album “Get Color” was released in 2009 promoted by offering fans a chance to accompany the band on a trip to Magic Mountain, the chance to win locks of band members’ hair, and autographs signed in blood. Led by the single and accompanying video “Die Slow” the album once again received a positive response from music critics, and once again led to a remix album. “Health::Disco2” was released on LovePump Records, and features remixes of songs by CFCF, Gold Panda and Crystal Castles to name a few.

The band subsequently provided the score to the video game “Max Payne 3”, which was nominated for Best Score in a Game at the 2012 Spike Video Game Awards, and contributed the song “High Pressure Day” to “Grand Theft Auto V”.
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