HEALTH Get Color

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The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - Musicreviews - JIM CAR­ROLL

For th­ese Los An­ge­les funky-punky dis­cor­dance pimps, the sec­ond al­bum was al­ways go­ing to be telling. While their de­but was a bawl­ing, mewl­ing lit­tle belter that charmed many with its burps and tantrums, it owed much of its heft to the way it ex­trap­o­lated the band’s in­flu­ences and tapped into the ex­u­ber­ance of LA’s all-ages Smell scene. There was, to be hon­est, lit­tle else on show, so they have plot­ted a dif­fer­ent route the sec­ond time around. On Get Color, the band’s ad­dic­tion to sonic brash­ness now dove­tails with tracks that sound more like songs (see Die Slow as a pointer) and not mere ex­cuses to tune in and freak out at the drop of a hat. That said, they’re still happy to pa­rade those scars and there are many noisy and hap­pily trou­ble­some tantrums here, like In

Heat, where it’s a race against time to get all the sharp, men­ac­ing, an­gu­lar ducks in a line. www.mys­pace.com/health­mu­sic

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