The early-to-mid aughts was a weird time for noise rock. Within a five-year period, basically everybody who'd ever taken a RISD college tour started up a noise band, with varying degrees of success. Some were good, and some were shit terrible. One of the most lasting bands of that crop was HEALTH, who emerged from LA at the tail end of the cycle, writing eerily synthetic, thumping noise, topped with spectral vocals that came straight from the theme to Are You Afraid of the Dark? Part of HEALTH's success was their willingness to collaborate with artists outside of the insulated noise milieu. They immediately aligned themselves with offbeat dance, hip hop, and electro producers like Pictureplane, Crystal Castles, and SALEM.Continue reading over at Noisey.