NO SCARE is the Wichita debut for Chicago's Health&Beauty, a band led by Brian Sulpizio and backed by keyboard player Ben Boye (Ryley Walker, Bonnie Prince Billy, Angel Olsen etc) and hugely in-demand jazz drummer, Frank Rosaly (Ryley Walker, Peter Brotzmann and many more). The album recalls the 70s sound of Neil Young (one song originally included a Neil Young lyric and melody which, alas, had to be removed), but with a more angular side, perhaps recalling Dirty Projectors - it's a wonderful showcase for the three musicians' amazing chops, from the urgent rush of opener "Back to the Place", through the title-track's afrobeat / highlife melodies to the beautiful, more gentle "Im Yr Baby (for Aaron Swartz)".
"Health&Beauty supply No Scare with enough oxygen to make the album reflect your dreams for this world, excelling at the meeting point between its recorded execution and personal interpretation." - Consequence of Sound
"Explosive, tight and jamming like White Denim but experimenting with time signatures more likely to be found in jazz and prog (or, hey, even Crazy Horse), the 70s influences are loud and proud on NO SCARE - and they make the record one of the most exciting of this year." - The Line of Best Fit
released August 5, 2016
All songs written by Health&Beauty
Published by HEALTHY BOOTY (ASCAP)
Health&Beauty live band
Brian J Sulpizio - guitar / man vocal
Ben Boye - keys
Frank Rosaly - drums
With beautiful contributions from
Gillian Lisée - woman vocal
Emme Williams - woman vocal
Jeff Kimmel - bass clarinet
Matt Schneider - pedal steel / ac guitar
Ryley Walker - ac guitar
Dan Wyche - sonic manipulation
Recorded by Theo Karon
Mixed by Sulpizio
Mastered by SAE
IF YOUR VIBE IS POSITIVE MASCULINITY, MEN HAVING AND EXPRESSING FEELINGS, DEVELOPING HEALTHY HABITS, COPING WITH LOSS, AND BEING IN TOUCH WITH THEIR FEELINGS THEN THIS ALBUM IS FOR YOU!!! (I didn't know how much I needed this until I heard it)
I cannot express how much this album reeks of good vibes. This is the sort of stereotype challenging masculinity we need more of. I know of no other band like these guys.
I strongly recommend you check this out.
It helped me, it'll help you. Kian MacLeod