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In Memoriam: The Bands We Lost In 2014

Since 2008 I’ve put together a holiday-time video tribute to the year’s band breakups. It’s a sad endeavor really, but there is a bright side. Sometimes it takes a decade or more of inactivity for a band to really maximize its fanbase. Ask American Football, Slint, Neutral Milk Hotel, OutKast, the Replacements, or any of… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 29, 2014 - 12:41 pm

Download A Lost Track From The Broken Up Hooray For Earth

Hooray For Earth announced their break-up and played their last show at the end of November, and now they’ve shared what will most likely be their last track. It’s a demo called “Lostsomething_2012″ and was intended for their fourth and final full-length Racy, which was released earlier this year. You can listen to it below. More »

By: James Rettig / December 22, 2014 - 10:37 pm

Hooray For Earth Break Up

Hooray For Earth have announced their breakup. The New York indie-rockers opened for the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart last night at Glasslands, and a few hours before the show they tweeted that it would be their last performance. More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 25, 2014 - 12:49 pm

Hooray For Earth – “Racy”

Hooray For Earth’s True Loves was one of the more promising debuts of 2011 so it’s good to see the New York band follow through on their sophomore release, Racy, which comes out at the end of the month. We’ve already heard the big-tent aspirations of “Keys” and now the band has shared the spacey,… More »

By: James Rettig / July 19, 2014 - 1:16 pm

Hooray For Earth – “Keys” Video

Keys” was our first preview of Hooray For Earth’s upcoming Racy, and now it’s the first video too. The dark, disorienting footage is heavy on motorcycles, forestry, and human skin. It seems to be portraying some sort of romantic encounter on motorbikes, but of a very different kind than in the “Bound 2″ video. Watch… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 26, 2014 - 2:32 pm

Hooray For Earth – “Keys”

We last heard from the psychedelic Brooklyn synth-rockers Hooray For Earth when they released their “Never” single in 2012. They’re now gearing up for the release of the new album Racy; they’ve already posted a trailer for it. And now they’ve gone ahead and let the internet hear the LP’s first single “Keys.” It’s a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 30, 2014 - 3:08 pm

Watch A Trailer For Hooray For Earth’s New Album Racy

In anticipation of their new album, Racy, Hooray For Earth have released an album trailer. The trailer features some epic slow-motion footage of Noel Heroux and Co. performing in what looks to be a dank basement. Constantly shifting camera angles give a sense of vertigo while faces caught in the cathartic release of rock and… More »

By: Sam Behrens / April 4, 2014 - 11:02 am

The 5 Best Videos Of the Week

People don’t tend to save their best music videos, so this is a thinner list than most. But if the world does end today, at least you won’t die before watching Taylor Swift’s version of a Lana Del Rey video. Because that’s what Stereogum’s readership wants, right? T-Swizzy doing LDR? Check out our picks below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 21, 2012 - 1:53 pm

Hooray For Earth – “Never”

One of two new songs on a new single from Brooklyn psych-poppers Hooray For Earth, “Never” starts out dark and tense before bursting into a surge of sunny melody. It’s probably not about the weird little kid from last week’s episode of Louie, but I’m going to pretend it is anyway. Listen to it below. More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 9, 2012 - 3:50 pm

Hooray For Earth – “No Love” Video

Remember Horse Boy? Maybe you do, maybe you don’t. But, a distant relative of his stars in Hooray For Earth’s new clip for “No Love.” Take it away, Zebra Girl! Watch below. More »

By: Corban Goble / April 24, 2012 - 10:23 am

Band To Watch: Zambri

The twin sisters Cristi Jo and Jessica are Zambri, both in surname and musical guise. I first mentioned them on Stereogum when they jumped onstage and added petite, but substantial, vocal muscle to Hooray For Earth during that band’s CMJ 2010 shortlist winning set; it was the sort of highlight that deserved identification. A year… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 3, 2011 - 1:32 pm

Hooray For Earth Perform “Black Trees” Live @ RAD Studio

Previously on Stereogum, we shared Twin Shadow’s live performance video for “Tyrants Destroyed” filmed at his RAD Studio in Bushwick, a video replete with general modded-out wonkiness. Now, we’ve got another Johnny Woods-directed video from the series, a clip for Hooray For Earth’s True Loves album closer “Black Trees.” It features Zambri and the same… More »

By: Corban Goble / September 7, 2011 - 11:08 am

Hooray For Earth – “Sails” Video

Directors David Parker and Cole Schreiber’s shadowy, frenetic video for “Sails” depicts a young woman (played by Madeline Zima) chasing herself (?) through nighttime streets in pursuit of a mysterious hidden box. Watch it and maybe you can explain it to me. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 21, 2011 - 11:54 am

The 8 Best Videos Of The Week

This week we’ve got new videos from Hooray For Earth, Broken Social Scene, Tyler, The Creator, and White Lies. I included the Calling All Cars and Border Surrender videos because they both featured long slow-motion foot chases but the latter video also has a surprise at the end of its long, single shot. You’ll also… More »

By: jessica / June 10, 2011 - 5:41 pm

CMJ 2010: 9 Bands That Played Nice Sets, Others That Came Out Ahead Too

Every year the death knell drum beats a little louder around CMJ. By 2007 the NY Times was well practiced writing that sort of piece — when the author of that year’s article Melena Ryzik asked for comment I said that the festival had become less about discovery and more about “due diligence”: kicking the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 26, 2010 - 11:01 am

Hooray For Earth – “Comfortable, Comparable (Chairlift Remix)”

When you first compare the original “Comfortable, Comparable” with the Chairlift remix, it seems mislabeled. Hooray For Earth’s feels like the rework — it’s got a pounding rhythm and layers of space synths and guitar crunch. The Chairlift remix is the mellower version, with Noel Heroux’s vocals re-cut, sped up, slowed down, stretched over a… More »

By: jessica / July 27, 2010 - 3:50 pm

Surfer Blood & Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Cover Lit

Surfer Blood, Pains Of Being Pure At Heart, and Hooray for Earth’s Chris Principe tackled Lit’s monster jam “My Own Worst Enemy” at a show in Orlando on Friday. The video below shows the bands pounding through the cover, as well as audience members confirming that it is, indeed, Lit’s “My Own Worst Enemy.” It’… More »

By: jessica / June 15, 2010 - 3:06 pm