the health club

the health club

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A trio from Los Angeles, whose spiritual core is in modern rock

Biography

The L.A. trio also have post-punk influences in the way Katya’s bass lines and Gerard’s guitar patterns intersect with an angular, Joy Division majesty, but the songs on the Health Club’s Rarities & Outtakes CD stand out with bright hooks that contrast their gray, minimalist settings. “Summer Rolls” and “Calm Down” chug along with drummer Gabriel’s sludgy tempos, a wall of fuzz and Gerard’s deadpan Jesus & the Mary Chain–style vocal delivery. Gerard laments the disappearance of beautiful inspiration on “The Muse From Venus,” and he finds himself caught up in the intricate architecture of his girlfriend’s fishnet stockings, reveling in their whispery, tactile sensation on “Fragile.” The Health Club are bursting with potential, and tonight you won’t have to wade through 39 other bands to hear them. (La Weekly Falling James)

Discography

Rarities and Outtakes LP

Set List

current rotation:
Vultures and Vampires
Land Mines
St. Croix
Razor Blades
She’s A Spy
Circles Around your Eyes
Kiss Them Goodbye
T Bone