Hooray for Earth

Hooray for Earth

Hooray For Earth formed in Boston, MA in late 2005 and soon after self-released their rock-leaning eponymous debut album in 2006. Band leader Noel Heroux moved to New York City after the release of their Cellphone EP (Dopamine) in 2007 and the band took an indefinite hiatus (a few informal break-ups occured), after which Heroux remerged with a new set of songs. The result is Momo (Dovecote Records / June 1st, 2010), 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, synth), Christopher Principe (bass), Gary Benacquista (guitar, live synth) and Joseph Ciampini (drums) with MOMO co-producer Josh Ascalon as part-time live-percussionist. The band has played with Mission Of Burma, Deer Tick, Holy Fuck, Oh No Ono, and Depreciation Guild in the past and just completed a US tour in support of Momo's release with Surfer Blood and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. The band calls New York City home, along with two members currently residing in Cambridge, MA.

Things of Earth

New Fumes

Daniel Huffman is the sole creative force of NEW FUMES. Huffman has lent his talents to a multitude of diverse bands. He was a member of the 90s space rock outfit Comet as well as the Bitches Brew-loving improv group Ghostcar, and he's been a touring guitarist for the Polyphonic Spree. He's been part of the touring entourage for and a collaborator with the Flaming Lips. With the release of NEW FUMES' Bump and Assassination, Huffman finally gets the opportunity to submerge listeners into a sonic world purely of his own imagination.



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