Thursday, March 25, 2010

Hooray For Earth sign to Dovecote Records Re-Packaged MOMO EP releasing June 1st Listen to "Surrounded By Your Friends" from the MOMO EP

New York City and Boston-based foursome Hooray For Earth are thrilled to announce their signing to Dovecote Records and re-release of their MOMO EP June 1st through their new label home. Originally only digitally available as a 5-song EP through the exclusive eMusic Selects program, Dovecote's reissue will be available on CD, special clear vinyl, and digitally and sees the addition of sixth track, "Rolling/Nectarine," which features Jessica and Cristi Jo Zambri of Zambri.

"We met them for beers, and based on our mutual love of Enya and flourescent-colored Ibanez guitars, we quickly decided Dovecote Records would be the best label to release our EP," confesses band leader Noel Heroux of the signing.

Hooray For Earth formed in Boston, MA in 2005 and soon after self-released their rock-leaning eponymous debut album in 2006. When band leader Noel Heroux moved to New York City after the release of their
Cellphone EP (Dopamine) in 2008, the city's bustling energy instantly inspired him to explore his electronic leanings, using a love of Eno, Aphex Twin and Autechre to create his own style of synthesizer processing. The result is an EP that expertly blends crunchy rock with layered electronic pop and countless influences in between. A wash of warm synths coasting under Heroux's languid delivery opens MOMO on single "Surrounded By Your Friends," a combination so inviting it was picked for play on Good Morning America. "Comfortable, Comparable" follows with rollicking keyboards and perky drums, while distorted guitars buzz over heavy-hitting rhythm and 60s-style vocal harmonies on "Form."

Hooray For Earth is Noel Heroux (vocals, guitar), Christopher Principe (bass, backing vocals), Gary Benacquista (guitar, keyboard) and Joseph Ciampini (drums, backing vocals) with
MOMO co-producer Josh Ascalon as part-time live-percussionist. The band has played with Passion Pit, Deer Tick, Holy Fuck, Mission Of Burma, Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers, Oh No Ono, and Depreciation Guild in the past and will tour the US in support of MOMO's release this spring. In the meantime, check out Hooray For Earth's recent feature on ABC's Amplified HERE or video for "Surrounded By Your Friends" HERE.

"The Boston rockers spew big guitar noise, crafty synths, gripping melodies, and intricate aural theatrics with massive style and ridiculous aplomb. They need to be famous." --
The Boston Globe

"A little bit 80s synth pop, a little bit indie rock and a hell of a good time." --
New York Press

Hooray For Earth - MOMO EP
Release Date: June 1, 2010
Dovecote Records

MOMO EP Tracklisting

Surrounded By Your Friends (MP3 LINK)
2. Comfortable, Comparable
3. Get Home
4. Scaling
5. Form
6. Rolling/Nectarine

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