11 Songs, 45 Minutes



Not to be confused with the similarly named indie electronic band from Los Angeles, Health are a quintet from Greensboro, NC, and they play traditionally minded music with a spacy, post-rock experimental edge that keeps them from being just another group of Uncle Tupelo wannabes. Health were formed by singer, songwriter, and guitarist Jonathan Moore, a budding traditional folk musician who had dropped out of Greensboro's Guilford College to pursue his musical career. Moore hooked up with fellow former student and folk aficionado Anna Murray, a singer and keyboardist, and the nascent band added bassist Mark Wingfield, drummer Marc Bernstein, and lead guitarist Eben Dennis to complete its lineup. Signing with the Brooklyn-based indie label The Ernest Jenning Record Company (Dansettes, Saturday Looks Good to Me), Health released their first album, Where You From?, in the spring of 2007. ~ Stewart Mason