Hooray for Earth

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Hooray for Earth
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Hooray for Earth live at CoCo 66 in Brooklyn, New York in 2010
Background information
Origin Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Genres Pop rock, experimental rock, electronic rock
Years active 2005–present
Labels Dovecote Records
Website [1]
Members Joseph Ciampini
Noel Heroux
Christopher Principe
Jessica Zambri
Past members Seth Kasper
Josh Ascalon
Gary Benacquista

Hooray for Earth is a New York City-based rock band originated from the home-recordings of singer and multi-instrumentalist Noel Heroux. The group first emerged publicly as Hooray for Earth in late 2005 in Boston, Massachusetts.[1]

The band played shows and self-released early demo recordings locally in Boston and the surrounding area until Heroux moved to New York City in August 2007.[2] On February 26, 2008, Dopamine Records released the six-track Cellphone EP.[3]

In 2009, a second EP, Momo, was released by eMusic Selects. [4] Dovecote Records later re-issued Momo (June 1, 2010) including an additional track, new artwork and CD/Vinyl formats.[5]

In October 2010, Hooray for Earth's one-off single "A Place We Like" was released as a free download.[6] The song, recorded at RAD Studio in Bushwick, Brooklyn, is a collaborative production between Hooray for Earth and Brooklyn musician Twin Shadow.

In July and August 2010, Heroux spent six weeks writing and recording material for Hooray for Earth's first full-length LP, True Loves.[7][8] Heroux performed, engineered and produced the album, with Joseph Ciampini, Christopher Principe and Gary Benacquista entering the studio periodically with instrumental contributions.[9] Several of the album's songs feature vocal contributions by New York City noise-pop group and frequent collaborators Zambri. The album was mixed by Chris Coady. True Loves was released by Dovecote Records on June 7, 2011.[10]

London based record label Memphis Industries released True Loves in Europe in February 2012, with lead single "No Love" landing prominently on BBC's Radio 1 playlist.[11]

Dovecote Records released two stand-alone tracks, "Never" and "Figure", digitally in August, 2012. Pitchfork Media featured an accompanying music video in December.[12]

On April 3rd, 2014, Hooray for Earth released a teaser trailer for their upcoming album "Racy" which is slated to release in the summer of 2014.

Discography[edit]

  • Cellphone (Dopamine, 2008)
  • Momo (Dovecote, 2010)
  • True Loves (Dovecote, 2011)
  • Never/Figure (Single, Dovecote, 2012)
  • Racy (Dovecote, 2014)

References[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Hooray for Earth official site [2]