First and foremost, take a listen to Twin Shadow’s remix of “Surrounded By Your Friends” to get excited about our Northside Festival showcase TONIGHT AT BROOKLYN BOWL with Keepaway, Glass Ghost, Oh Land, and The Babies (members of Woods and Vivian Girls).
Hooray For Earth’s debut label EP, Momo, was released earlier this month on Dovecote Records to much acclaim on the interwebs. Not to mention the waves they’ve created on their most recent tour with Pains of Being Pure at Heart and Surfer Blood.
We got a chance to catch up with frontman Noel Heroux about cheap beer, almost getting killed by a bunch of teenagers on drugs, and what it is exactly that’s so great about Earth.
I read a review recently that called your music twee– would you agree? What words do you feel describe your music best?
I think someone just said “twee” because we played with The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. Maybe “Surrounded By Your Friends” seems a bit twee-pop on first listen. Our friend Kurt [Feldman] recently called us “doom pop”.
As far as I know, Massholes are typically not the city type – they’re more like the townie guy who cuts you off in traffic and then flips you off for beeping at them. I think Brooklyn is also very self-aware. which I’d say is a contrast to Cambridge/Boston. Not sure what that means.
In Tallahassee I fell asleep in the parking lot near a tree and was almost run over by shrooming teenagers (still mostly my fault). Other than that everything was pretty amazing, both bands were rad every night.
I think because we’re all nervous.
Momo is the first time I ever thought about anything, instead of just trying to blast the listener with complainy stress-pop. Honestly it’s a different band, so much has changed since then. The last recordings prior to Momo were completed in mid-2007, so it seems like another world far behind. I’m happy to move forward. We’re on the follow-up to Momo right now, psyched for that.
Oh No Ono has been our rave-review of the past year. And our good friends Zambri are re-inventing the wheel with a new LP in the works. I can’t speak for everyone else in the band but my personal can’t-live-without is Broadcast (any record works).
I can’t wait to see Glass Ghost, definitely. Dream show would be Aphex Twin DJ set 5 times in a row?
Paul & The Patients on Saturday night @ Cameo
Twin Shadow Sat night @ Berry Park
Milagres Sunday afternoon @ Matchless