Health at WFUV (photo by Sarah Burns)
An adventurous Los Angeles band, HEALTH emerged from that city’s vigorous DIY underground movement with a ferocious take on rock. The quartet steadily built a reputation for muscular remixes and their explosive live shows.
HEALTH recently released their third official studio album, Death Magic, which finds the group pursuing a more eclectic path, embracing synth-rock, melodic pop, industrial dance and atmospheric electronica. Championed by Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Crystal Castles, HEALTH also had a successful soundtrack experience too, recording music in 2012 for the video game Max Payne 3—another reason why Death Magic took them six years to make.
In our session, Jake Duzsik, John Famiglietti, Jupiter Keyes and BJ Miller discussed that long and sometimes frustrating road to recording Death Magic, their studio perfectionism, and their tenacious ability to survive the much changed LA music scene.