The first time I saw HEALTH
perform live and in the flesh, the four kids from LA were on the bill of a much buzzed about show (with Chairlift at Music Hall Of Williamburg, as part of a small Brooklyn festival known as After The Jump. Coincidentally enough, you can still see a video of that show
. I found their brand of chaotic noise a bit abrasive, despite the buzz and the fawning of cool kids. Could a band's platform really be built on unmanageable energy mixed with cathartic riffs? What I later discovered was that the raw energy was actually potential, and it had already been absorbed and processed.