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Watch: Mass Gothic - “Nice Night” Video

Mass Gothic Out Now via Sub Pop

Jul 11, 2016

Mass Gothic, the new project from former Hooray For Earth frontman Noel Heroux that also features his wife Jessica Zambri (of Zambri and Solvey), released their self-titled debut album on Sub Pop back in February.  More

Jan 13, 2016

Mass Gothic, the new project from former Hooray For Earth frontman Noel Heroux, are releasing their self-titled debut album on Sub Pop on February 5. Previously the band had shared the album's first single, "Nice Night." More

Nov 18, 2015

It was recently announced that Mass Gothic, the new project from former Hooray For Earth frontman Noel Heroux, had signed to Sub Pop. Now Mass Gothic's debut album has been announced. It will be a self-titled affair and out February 5. Below you can listen to the album's first single, "Nice Night."  More

Sep 08, 2015

Back in November 2014 Hooray For Earth announced their breakup and played their last ever show and then in December released one last song. Now frontman Noel Heroux has announced a new project, Mass Gothic, and has signed to the venerable indie label Sub Pop.  More

Listen: Hooray For Earth – “Lostsomething_2012”

One Last Track From the Defunct Band

Dec 23, 2014

Hooray For Earth said goodbye back in November with one last live show. Now they’ve given us an excellent postscript to their excellent career with one last track, appropriately called “Lostsomething_2012.”  More

Nov 25, 2014

Hooray For Earth announced on their Twitter and Instagram accounts yesterday that last night's show at Glasslands in Brooklyn was their last ever show. Presumably this means the band has broken up, although when reached for comment their publicist said she was still trying to find out herself if it was indeed the end for the band. More

Under the Radar Announces September/October Issue with alt-J on the Cover

Issue 51 Also Includes Interviews with Arcade Fire vs. Peter Gabriel, Interpol, Jessie Ware, Foxygen, Caribou, Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch, Terry Gilliam, Gotham's Ben McKenzie, Zola Jesus, and More

Sep 12, 2014

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the September/October issue, which is on newsstands now. It features alt-J on the cover. Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry does a joint interview with Peter Gabriel. We talk to Lush's Miki Berenyi and Emma Anderson about their 1996 album, LovelifeMore

Aug 20, 2014

Hooray For Earth’s new video for “Say Enough” features sad, freshly single animated characters.  More

Watch: Hooray for Earth - “Keys” Video

Racy Out July 29 on Dovecote

Jun 26, 2014

Hooray for Earth have revealed the music video for their recent single "Keys." It's mysterious and creepy, featuring a face-morphing motorcyclist and some very creative lighting.  More

Listen: Hooray For Earth – “Keys”

Racy Is Out July 29 on Dovecote

May 01, 2014

“Keys” is our first taste of Hooray For Earth’s forthcoming album Racy. More

Apr 03, 2014

On July 29 Hooray for Earth will release their sophomore album Racy on Dovecote.  More

Dec 19, 2012

Fresh out of the studio recording the follow-up to their 2011 debut True LovesHooray for Earth have premiered a two-part music video for "Never" and "Figure," the A and B sides from the band's single release back in August. More

Sep 12, 2012

Bandmance is a beautiful thing. Just ask Zambri's Jessica Zambri, who recently allowed Hooray For Earth frontman and husband to remix House of Baasa track, "Carry."  The result is a more beat-heavy, and weirder (is that even possible?) ride. More

Listen: Hooray for Earth - “Never”

A-side of Upcoming Single

Aug 10, 2012

On Aug. 21 New York pop experimentalists Hooray For Earth will release a new stand-alone single entitled Never/Figure. More

Watch: Hooray for Earth - “No Love” Video

The Adventures of Zebrahead

Apr 24, 2012

New York quartet Hooray for Earth have unveiled a pretty nonsensical music video for their True Loves track "No Love." More

Mar 22, 2012

FOMO. Fear Of Missing Out. At a festival the size of SXSW, the terror that someone—somewhere—might be having a better time than you is an ever-pressing concern. Well, everywhere but at Under the Radar’s three-day parties. I realize my option is somewhat suspect, seeing as they sign my paychecks, but believe me when I say that, for at least three days of the fest, there was nowhere else I would have rather been than The Flamingo Cantina in Austin, Texas. More

Greetings from Hooray For Earth at Under the Radar’s SXSW 2012 Party

Checking in From Flamingo Cantina in Austin, Texas

Mar 14, 2012

Hooray for Earth check in from the Under the Radar SXSW Party in Austin, Texas. More

Digital Version of Under the Radar’s Best of 2011 Issue Contains 100 Pages of Bonus Content

Additional Bonus Interviews With: Future Islands, Metronomy, Zola Jesus and More

Mar 10, 2012

Just a reminder that the not-to-be-missed digital version of Under the Radar’s “Best of 2011” issue (available for Mac, PC, iPad, and Android via Zinio here) includes the same articles that appear in the printed version—plus 100 extra pages of editorial content not found in the print edition. Included are extra photos of BeirutBon IverThe HorrorsM83Slow ClubSummer Camp, and tUnE-yArDs. The digital version features exclusive bonus interviews with Big Black DeltaFuture IslandsHooray for EarthLanterns on the LakeMetronomyThe Pains of Being Pure at HeartReal EstateThe War on DrugsWild Flag, and Zola Jesus. More

Hooray for Earth – Under the Radar’s SXSW Party Spotlight

Under the Radar's SXSW Parties Kick Off March 14 at Flamingo Cantina

Mar 02, 2012

On March 14 Under the Radar will host the first of three free SXSW Day parties sponsored by PRS Guitars. Leading up to the event we're letting you know about each artist playing. Today we're spotlighting Hooray for Earth. More

Under the Radar Announces Three SXSW Day Parties: of Montreal to Perform The Sunlandic Twins

Lineup Also Includes Chairlift, The Drums, Reggie Watts, Deerhoof, Bear in Heaven, Youth Lagoon, La Sera, Taken By Trees, and more

Feb 29, 2012

Under the Radar magazine is excited to reveal the full lineups, poster, and set times for its three SXSW 2012 day parties, taking place on Wednesday, March 14th, Thursday, March 15th, and Friday, March 16th. The Friday party, which is presented by Shure, will feature headliner of Montreal performing their beloved 2004 album The Sunlandic Twins in its entirety, the only SXSW 2012 performance of the album. The lineup also includes ChairliftThe DrumsReggie WattsDeerhoofBear in HeavenYouth LagoonLa SeraTaken By Trees, and more. More

Under the Radar Announces Best of 2011 Issue Featuring Three Covers: Bon Iver, M83, and The Horrors

Plus: Florence and the Machine, Beirut, PJ Harvey, Anna Calvi, SBTRKT, R.E.M., and more

Dec 23, 2011

Under the Radar's Best of 2011 Issue has shipped out to subscribers and will be hitting newsstands soon. The issue features three unique covers, each featuring an artist behind one of our Top 5 albums of the year: M83The Horrors, and Bon Iver. The issue also takes a look back at other artists who have made a splash in 2011, including BeirutAnna CalviEMAFlorence and the MachineGang Gang DanceNeon IndianPJ HarveyR.E.M.SBTRKT, Slow ClubSt. VincentSummer Camp, tUnE-yArDs, and Yuck. More

Check Out Hooray For Earth Side Project Dpony

Debut LP Movie Available For Download

Nov 14, 2011

Hooray For Earth's front man Noel Heroux has a side project Dpony and their debut album, Movie is available to download for your listening pleasure. More

Cymbals Eat Guitars Announce New Fall Tour Dates

Touring in Support of Forthcoming Lenses Alien

Jun 23, 2011

New York City quartet Cymbals Eat Guitars have announced a U.S. fall tour in support of their forthcoming release, Lenses Alien. More

Under the Radar Charity Auction for Japan Ends Today at 10 a.m. PST and Features Okkervil River

Auction Also Features Surfer Blood and Owen Pallett, and Includes Signed Posters, Vinyl, Headphones, and a Guitar Donated by Hooray for Earth

May 12, 2011

Under the Radar magazine's online charity auction for the Japan relief effort ends today, Thursday, May 12, at 10 a.m. PST/1 p.m. EST. It's your last chance to get bids in to win an Under the Radar SXSW poster signed by all the artists who played our party, either a guitar autographed by Hooray for Earth or top-of-the-line headphones from Shure, plus 11 pieces of vinyl, 3 CDs, 1 cassette, 2 bags, and an Under the Radar subscription!

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Under the Radar Charity Auction for Japan Features Okkervil River, Owen Pallett, and others

Auction Also Features Surfer Blood and Menomena, and Includes Signed Posters, Vinyl, Headphones, and a Guitar Donated by Hooray for Earth

May 05, 2011

Under the Radar magazine is hosting an online charity auction for the Japan relief effort that starts today and features Okkervil River, Menomena, Owen Pallett, Telekinesis, Surfer Blood, Hooray for Earth, and Porcelain Raft. More

Greetings from Under the Radar’s SXSW Party

Bands Record Exclusive Videos

Mar 21, 2011

During the two days of Under the Radar’s SXSW parties we recorded exclusive greetings from some of the artists playing. In case you missed them on our Twitter and Facebook feeds, we’ve collected them here.  More

Hooray For Earth Stream Single

Hooray For “Sails”

Mar 01, 2011

Pop masters Hooray For Earth (who we’re excited to have playing our SXSW party) are busy prepping their debut long player True Loves (Out May 10 via Dovecote). And what fans the flames of anticipation better than a stream? (Answer: nothing.)  More

Jan 28, 2011

The ying to each other’s yang, noise rockers A Place to Bury Strangers are heading out on tour with electro poppers Hooray For Earth in tow. We have the dates.  More

Hooray For Earth Head Out On Tour

Announce Residency at Pianos in New York

Oct 14, 2010

Their debut album is still a few months away, but Hooray For Earth aren’t resting on their laurels. The electro-pop band is taking to the road. We have the dates.  More

Under the Radar Announces Wasted on the Youth Issue

Musicians and Actors on Their Childhood Memories

Jul 29, 2010

Under the Radar's Summer 2010 issue is a special issue we're calling the Wasted on the Youth Issue. The basic idea of the issue was to talk to musicians and actors about various facets of their childhood/teenage years, from their first favorite bands/concerts to childhood memories to movies/TV shows of their youth, etc. We were interested in talking to musicians and actors about some of their earliest memories and their childhood passions. Many of the articles include childhood or teenage photos of the musicians interviewed. We have the full details on the issue that includes these artists: The National, The Antlers, Fred Armisen, Camera Obscura, Judah Friedlander, Fucked Up vs. Devo, Here We Go Magic, Jim James, Jónsi, Kele, The Kids in the Hall, Liars, Local Natives, Menomena, Chloë Grace Moretz, Elisabeth Moss, Portishead, Robert Rodriguez, School of Seven Bells, Tegan and Sara, Russell Tovey, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Edgar Wright, and many more! More

Jul 21, 2010

Electro-poppers Hooray for Earth are heading out on tour with Granddady/Earlimart collaborative, Admiral Radley. We have the full list of dates.  More


Interviews

2012 Artist Survey: Hooray for Earth

Joseph Ciampini Reflects on the Last Year

Jan 11, 2013

For Under the Radar’s 10th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2012. Pick up the Best of 2012 issue to read many of the responses. We are also posting additional web-exclusive artist survey interviews to the website. Here are responses from Joseph Ciampini of Hooray for Earth. More

Hooray For Earth

Isolation Rituals

Jan 31, 2012

While Hooray for Earth’s superb debut LP True Loves has frequently been hailed as the synth-pop record MGMT’s oft-maligned sophomore effort Congratulations should have been, Hooray for Earth’s Brooklyn-via-Boston frontman, Noel Heroux, is befuddled by the connection. More

Hooray for Earth

The Beauty of the Ride

Feb 09, 2011

While most bands relocate to Brooklyn in the hopes of inking a record contract and making it big, Noel Heroux, frontman of synth pop outfit Hooray for Earth, had a decidedly different impetus for his move from Boston, that of being closer to his girlfriend. More


Reviews

Racy

Racy

Dovecote

Aug 14, 2014

Synth-rock acts, once heralded as the leading edge of indie, now face a challenge from critics and followers of underground music. As the genre has gone mainstream, its most prominent artists have enjoyed more commercial success, but have faced pressure from the press and an always-hungry audience to innovate or be ignored. More

Under the Radar SXSW Party Recap: Niki & The Dove, The Drums, Chairlift, of Montreal and More

Mar 23, 2012

FOMO. Fear Of Missing Out. At a festival the size of SXSW, the terror that someone—somewhere—might be having a better time than you is an ever-pressing concern. Well, everywhere but at Under the Radar’s three-day parties. I realize my option is somewhat suspect, seeing as they sign my paychecks, but believe me when I say that, for at least three days of the fest, there was nowhere else I would have rather been than Under the Radar's three day parties at The Flamingo Cantina in Austin, Texas. More

True Loves

True Loves

Dovecote

Jun 23, 2011

In an interview with Under the Radar last summer, Hooray for Earth frontman Noel Heroux described his band’s debut EP Momo in thematic terms as “people coming together and feeling togetherness and extreme anxiety at the same time.” This discordance and togetherness once again permeates his band’s music on their debut LP True Loves, but it’s more than just a continuation of themes explored on Momo More

Shure Presents the Under the Radar SXSW 2011 Party Recap – Okkervil River and More

March 18th, 2011

Mar 28, 2011

We were pretty sure that people would show up to our Thursday SXSW party because of our exclusive set by Atlas Sound, and while we were confident that we had an equally strong lineup for our Friday party (which was presented by Shure), we still weren’t certain how many fans would show up. But our immediate concern at the start of the party was whether our first artist would make it in time (if at all). Porcelain Raft (aka Italian born, London-based, Mauro Remiddi) had underestimated how far his hotel was from our venue (The Flamingo Cantina), was running late, and had a dead cell-phone and thus no way to let us know that he was indeed on his way. Thankfully the charming Remiddi arrived with a thousand apologies 10 minutes before he was scheduled to perform and because he’s a one-man band, was pretty much ready to go on time. The crowd, by the way, was as healthy in numbers as the day before, with a to-capacity venue and a line down the block most of the day. More