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Health plays FYF warmup at the Echo this Thursday

August 24, 2012|By August Brown
  • Health, including John Famiglietti, left, Jake Duzsik and Jupiter Keyes, will play a pre-FYF gig at the Echo.
Health, including John Famiglietti, left, Jake Duzsik and Jupiter Keyes,… (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los…)

After spending a year in the blood-sopped underworld of "Max Payne 3," the L.A. experimental noise band Healthis finally returning to local stages at FYF next weekend. But before they do, the band just announced a small warm-up show at the Echo on Thursday.

The band, which hasn't played locally since its October date at last year's Eagle Rock Music Festival, will debut a bevy of new songs from a forthcoming full-length, including the first live performance of "Tears," the brutal and somber theme single to "Max Payne 3."

That song, which played in "Max Payne" trailers in front of opening-weekend screenings of "The Avengers," might represent a turning point in their sound, from schizophrenic punk breakdowns to a heavy and hypnotized kind of beat music. 

The no-wave dance act Tearist opens the show, which is all-ages and $10. Tickets are on-sale now at The Echo's website, and given that their last local headline show sold out the far bigger Echoplex, they'll likely move quickly.


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