Hooray For Earth is a New York City-based rock band that originated from home recordings that were created by singer and multi-instrumentalist Noel Heroux.  The band materialized in 2005 when Heroux and the band’s bassist, Chris Principe, met and played in various projects throughout high school before forming Hooray For Earth.  While Heroux and Principe were living in Boston, Heroux worked diligently on home recordings of his songs, many of which became some of Hooray For Earth’s first tunes.

The band later recruited drummer Seth Kasper and keyboardist/guitarist Gary Benacquista before releasing a self-titled demo and playing gigs all around Boston before relocating to New York City in 2007.  The demo highlighted the band’s unique blend of high-power rock and synthesizer tones, which soon caught the ear of Dopamine Records who signed Hooray For Earth and released their debut EP, “Cellphone,” in early 2008.  The record later re-released the band’s demo as an official album in 2009.  That same year, Kasper left the group and was replaced by a new drummer, Joseph Ciampini.

A second EP, “Momo,” was released by online subscription service eMusic Selects and was later released physically by Dovecote Records in 2010.  All of this lead up to the band’s first proper recording of their full-length album, “True Loves,” in 2010.  The album was constructed, produced, and performed mostly by Heroux, with other bandmembers and collaborators like Zambri and mixing engineer Chris Coady contributing in various ways.  The album was released in June of 2011 and was followed up by the band’s second full-length album, “Racy,” in 2014.

If the band’s sound could be described in a few words, it would be “atmospheric” and “sound blending.”  Every track these guys produce is meant to make you feel calm and at peace.  The sounds drift through your ears and seem to want to whisp you away to another world.  Their songs continually have build-ups and falls and the band is not afraid to experiment with their own formula.  It definitely makes for an interesting listening experience and makes the band one that has to be experienced in order to understand.

Check out some of the band’s biggest hits below and if you like what you hear, check out the band’s two albums, “True Love” and “Racy” which are both out now in stores and on Itunes.


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