Tag: Hooray For Earth
Earlier this year, Hooray For Earth released their first proper LP “True Loves,” an album characterized by loud, sharp synths and poppy vocals. Prior to their performance at King’s Barcade for Deja Mi, the band was kind enough to stop by the WKNC studios for an interview.
We’ve uploaded the audio in its entirety for you to listen to here! Hear what the band had to say about filming the music video for “True Loves,” their upcoming September concert with Cymbals Eat Guitars at Local 506, and the thrills of sleep exhaustion while on tour!
by DJ Ones on Jun.27, 2011, under Daytime
The mini-festival, which will hit Raleigh July 22 and 23, will be bringing some huge names in both Local and nationwide artists to the area. Working alongside the fine people at Hopscotch Music Festival, the free two-day event will bring the likes of Hooray for Earth, Free Energy, Wye Oak, Surfer Blood, and much more.
The events kick off on Friday starting at 6pm with acts playing venues including Kings, The Pour House, Tir Na Nog, Slim’s, and Neptunes. Saturday acts play from 1pm to 11pm with outside of Lincoln Theatre with the after party taking place inside the venue.
For more information visit hopscotchmusicfest.com
Enjoy these albums, compiled by The DJ Ones. [editors note: Those Darlins' album art is quite interesting!]
|#1||Those Darlings||Screws Get Loose||Oh Wow Dang|
|#2||Seapony||Go With Me||Hardly Art|
|#3||Amor De Dias||Street Of The Love Of Days||Merge|
|#4||Donkeys||Born With Stripes||Dead Oceans|
|#5||Kids on a Crime Spree||We Love You So Bad||Slumberland|
|#6||Vaccines||What Did You Expect From The Vaccines?||Columbia|
|#7||Cults||In The Name Of||Columbia|
|#8||Sallie Ford and the Sound Outside||Dirty Radio||Partisan|
|#9||Thao and Mirah||Thao And Mirah||Kill Rock Stars|
|#10||Tiger Darrow||Tiger Darrow||You Know Who You Are|
|#11||Arctic Monkeys||Suck It And See||Domino|
|#12||Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.||It’s A Corporate World||Quite Scientific|
|#13||Gardens and Villa||Secretly Canadian||Secretly Canadian|
|#14||Girls Names||Dead To Me||Slumberland|
|#16||Rosebuds||Loud Planes Fly Low||Merge|
|#17||Liam Finn||FOMO||Yep Rock|
|#18||My Morning Jacket||Circuital||ATO|
|#20||Hooray For Earth||True Loves||Dovecote|
|#21||Death Cab For Cutie||Codes And Keys||Columbia|
|#22||Foster the People||Torches||Columbia|
|#24||Vetiver||The Errant Charm||SubPop|
|#25||Black Lips||Arabia Mountain||Vice|
|#26||Thurston Moore||Demolished Thoughts||Matador|
|#27||David Bazan||Strange Negotiations||Barsuk|
|#28||Danger Mouse and Danielle Luppi||Rome||EMI|
|#29||David Fonseca||Between Waves||Castle Of The Amazing Cats|
|#30||Matt Pond PA||Spring Fools||Altitude|
by DJ Elly May on Jul.02, 2010, under Promotions
Get ready, get set, call and win CDs and other merch from your favorite artists! DJs will be giving away the goodies below and all you have to do is be the correct caller when the DJ asks for it.
Here’s what we have:
LCD Soundsystem CD – This Is Happening
First Aid Kit CD The Big Black & The Blue and XL First Aid Kit T-shirt
SIA CD – We Are Born
Casiokids CD Topp Stemning Pa Lokal Bar and Poster
Foals CD – Total Life Forever (2)
Hooray For Earth CD – Momo
by DJ Ones on Jun.23, 2010, under Daytime
Last week I had the chance to interview the guys from Hooray For Earth before they played at Cats Cradle in Carrboro alongside The Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Surfer Blood (for a full run down of the show make sure to check out the post detailing the show here). We discussed their latest EP entitled Momo, future plans for a full length, how they all met each other, how they got the name Hooray for Earth, and much more. Below I have put the interview in its entirety so enjoy!
Atmosphere is not the only thing that matters for a show, but few will argue against it’s utmost importance. The atmosphere at the Cat’s Cradle on the 15th was, forgive the term, awesome. Laid back and congenial, the three bands on the bill obviously got along like good friends. The Cradle was one of the last stops on their long tour together and the amicable vibe that evening was reinforced when each band mentioned the stop to be of personal significance.
The first to play was NYC-based Hooray For Earth (who had earlier in the day paid a visit to the WKNC studio for a live interview with our very own DJ Ones). Several of their instruments appeared to be held together with duct tape, an eccentric detail that complimented the marvelously ramshackle nature of their music. Their songs were slightly off-kilter and poppy and their set was high in energy. Especially intense was the presence of two on-stage percussionists.
Following in rather quick succession, as opposed to the customary half-hour wait between bands, the much-lauded West Palm Beach, Florida, natives Surfer Blood took the stage. The performance was prefaced with lead singer JP Pitts voicing the notion that “we’re all the same; you guys are just like us, and we are just like you.” After plucking the opening notes of “Take It Easy,” Pitts slyly asked the audience, “Do you want the guitar on or off?” His question was met with a few seconds of stunned silence. Surely the musicians behind one of the best guitar albums of recent memory, Astro Coast, would want to thrill us with their riffs? The response for “on” was overwhelmingly enthusiastic, and for the rest of their set Pitts ran around the stage taking power stances, holding his ax like a gun. The energy of the evening built to the soaring one-two punch of “Swim” (for which all willing guests were invited onto the stage) and “Anchorage.” With calm confidence, the band masterfully captured the rich and spacious sound of their album.
Kip Berman of The Pains of Being Pure at Heart took the stage after a short break to play a solo rendition of “Contender” before his full band took their places behind him. With his band poised to start, Berman shyly asked the crowd, “Are you ready to rock?” The band proceeded to breeze through pop gem after glorious pop gem only to peak with the catchy fuzz of “Young Adult Friction” and their new single “Say No To Love.” If Surfer Blood is a guitar band, then the Pains are certainly a drums band. Kurt Feldman, who also fronts the equally fuzzed-out band The Depreciation Guild, plays enchanting beats to which many people in the audience were enthusiastically air drumming. JP Pitts of Surfer Blood and Gary Benacquista of Hooray For Earth gleefully appeared at the right moments to dance onstage and add frantic shakes of their tambourines.
As if the aggregate experience of these acts was not enough, members of all three bands took the stage for the encore, abiding by the crowd’s fervent request for their rendition of Lit’s “My Own Worst Enemy” (see below for a video of a similarly energetic performance of the song in Orlando). With everyone in the room grooving along to the song, it wasn’t clear who was enjoying themselves more: the musicians or the audience. Quite simply, everyone was experiencing the joys of celebrating music together.
(Video source: Pitchfork)