Bringing laid back fuzzy synths, Beach Boys melodies and reverb smothered vocals to the indie shop-floor Hooray For Earth have developed a neat line in warm, trippy song writing. With songs like Surrounded By Your Friends, Hooray For Earth create ambling sun-decked pop-glories, the kind of eighties meets sixties washed-out joys that almost have us reaching for the drawer marked chill wave, that is until we hear some of their other songs, which take a very different direction. Example ? The all over the place Comfortable, Comparable starts with a wonky distorted piano stutter sounding a little bit like a ghostly early 90’s Italian house track or even the introduction to The Box by Orbital, before wavy hippy styled vocals, a loose groove and warped distorted guitars run amok. We’re not sure what Hooray For Earth are on, but it sounds like fun and if they’re not quite the fully formed deal yet, their sound shows of plenty of potential.
Hooray For Earth are from New York and have recently signed to Dovecote Recordings. Their six track Momo EP will be released on the 1st June 2010, and the band are out on tour with perfect noise-pop saviours The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart in the States throughout June. Catch Surrounded by Your Friends streaming below and skip over here to see their puppet inspired video directed by Johnny Woods.