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.