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HEALTH Release Gloomy Collab with Soccer Mommy's Sophie Allison

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Electronic noise-rockers HEALTH have paired up with Soccer Mommy’s Sophie Allison to release a new single today (Sept. 14), “MASS GRAVE.”

The two acts make a surprisingly good pairing, with Allison ditching her jangly, guitar-based sound to lend vocals to HEALTH’s gloomy electronica. As HEALTH and Allison bond over shared melancholia in a song featuring a rib cage-shaking beat drop, it’s almost impossible not to sway along … slowly, of course.

The single was produced by Corin Roddick of Purity Ring and is the first release from HEALTH since their collaboration last year with NOLIFE on “Hard To Be A God.” For Soccer Mommy, the single follows the successful release of Clean, which earned a spot on Paste’s best albums of the year so far.

“The annals of music history are filled with a rich tradition of trios. Crosby, Stills, & Nash … Emerson, Lake, and Palmer … Lennon, McCartney and that other guy … And now Soccer Mommy, the guy from Purity Ring, and HEALTH,” said the band in a statement. “We give you ‘MASS GRAVE.’”

“I really enjoyed getting to work with the guys from HEALTH on this song. It’s one of the first features I’ve ever done and I love the finished product,” added Allison. “It has a kind of apathetic sadness to it that I was really drawn to.”

HEALTH are scheduled to play Riot Fest and Cloak & Dagger Festival later this year, while Soccer Mommy is out on tour in support of her LP.

Check out the single below, and revisit Soccer Mommy’s Paste Studio session and HEALTH’s 2009 Daytrotter Session further down. Keep scrolling for bands’ tour slates.

HEALTH Tour Dates:

September
15 – Chicago, Ill. @ Riot Fest 

November
10 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Cloak & Dagger Festival

Soccer Mommy Tour Dates:

September
14 – Ghent, Belgium @ Dok
17 – Gothenburg, Sweden @ Oceanen
18 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Melodybox
19 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Ideal Bar
19 – 22 Hamburg, Germany @ Reeperbahn Festival
21 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Indiestadt

October
03 – Louisville, Ky. @ Zanzabar
04 – Chicago, Ill. @ Lincoln Hall
05 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ 7th St Entry
07 – Omaha, Neb. @ Reverb
09 – Denver, Colo. @ Globe Hall
10 – Ft. Collins, Colo. @ Downtown Artery
11 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Kilby Court
12 – Reno, Nev. @ Holland Project
13-14 – Oakland, Calif. @ Treasure Island Music Festival
16 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ Teragram Ballroom
17 – Tucson, Ariz. @ Hotel Congress
18 – Santa Fe, N.M. @ Meow Wolf

November
07-11 – Reykjavik, Iceland @ Iceland Airwaves
29 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Masquerade Purgatory Stage
30 – Durham, N.C. @ The Pinhole

December
01 – Washington, D.C. @ Rock & Roll Hotel
05 – Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
07 – Boston, Mass. @ Brighton Music Hall
08 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ First Unitarian Church
15 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Mercy Lounge

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