Los Angles-based noise rockers HEALTH follow their superbly spacey 2009 album “Get Color” with “DISCO2,” a dance-edged remix album out next week on the lasciviously named Lovepump United Records. Don’t call it a filler, though: “DISCO2” features cuts that are sonically redirected by the likes of pals Crystal Castles and touring mate Gold Panda. And, as HEALTH frontman Jacob Duzsik says, it’s part of a plan to do remix discs for every album.
“We already did one for the first record,” Duzsik says of HEALTH’s self-titled disc. “Originally, the first remix we ever had was by Crystal Castles and it got quite popular. We were listening to a lot of electronic music and we thought it would be unusual for a noise band to have a remix record. The first came about effortlessly; everyone we got in was just great. Then we thought if it works, this is something we’ll do with each record.”
“DISCO2” includes one new song, the mopey chill-out tune “USA Boys,” mixed by producer Alan Moulder (The Jesus & Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine).
“It takes a long time for new albums to come out. We thought we’d have something new out for people to listen to rather than make them wait two years to hear new music.”