Hooray For Earth Announce Album Release Date and Tour

To follow up on their debut LP, Momo, Hooray For Earth will officially be releasing their full-length album, True Loves, on May 3rd, 2011 on Dovecote Records. The album is mainly the result of band leader Noel Heroux’s work, who wrote, recorded and produced 90% of the material it contains, with the other members of the band coming in to perfect their parts during a few sessions.

But before you can own True Loves, you can catch Hooray For Earth on tour this month with The Concretes. They’ll also be on the road later, in March, where they will be appearing at Austin’s South By South West Festival in between their shows with A Place To Bury Strangers. Check below for the exact dates.

Here are their upcoming tour dates:

01-14 Minneapolis, MN – The Triple Rock Social Club (with The Concretes)

01-15 Chicago, IL – The Empty Bottle

01-16 Detroit, MI – Magik Stick (with The Concretes)

01-17 Toronto, Ontario – The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern (with The Concretes)

01-18 Ottawa, Ontario – Mavericks (with The Concretes)

01-19 Montreal, Quebec – La Sala Rosa  (with The Concretes)

01-20 Boston, MA – Great Scott (with The Concretes)

01-22 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom (with The Concretes)

01-24 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s  (with The Concretes)

01-25 Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel (with The Concretes)

03-10 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade (with A Place To Bury Strangers)

03-11 Durham, NC – Motorco Music Hall (with A Place To Bury Strangers)

03-15 San Antonio, TX – Korova (with A Place To Bury Strangers)

03-16 Austin, TX – SXSW

03-17 Austin, TX – SXSW

03-18 Austin, TX – SXSW

03-19 Austin, TX – SXSW

03-22 Oxford, MS – Proud Larrys (with A Place To Bury Strangers)

03-23 Greenville, SC – The Handlebar (with A Place To Bury Strangers)

03-24 Baltimore, MD – Ottobar (with A Place To Bury Strangers)


Help Out A Place to Bury Strangers!


A Place to Bury Strangers were doing a gig in Rome last Friday as a part of their 18-stop European tour when their tour bus was stolen from the venue parking lot. And with it, they lost 1000 Euros in merch money, all of their suitcases and clothes, a lot of merch (t shirts, tote bags etc.), bassist Dion Lunadon’s New Zealand Passport & Green Card, the band’s Macbook Pro laptop and numerous personal items. Their gear was safe in the venue, but they still need our help. They’ve set up a Paypal account that you can donate to and they’re even giving away a HolyFuck remix with every donation. Check out the remix here and help A Place to Bury Strangers here!

Modern Mystery Holiday Party Part Two

Ah, Welcome to part two of Modern Mystery’s Holiday Party! Today we have some very special guests, including an indie up and comer, and a music journalist that inspired me to write. Yes, I’m excited about this! Prepare yourself for the sequel, and there is more on the way tomorrow. Enjoy!

James Wells- The Gay Blades

Top 10 Albums of the Year

Nothing really moved me this year, so there’s some singles in there…

– Kevin Devine “Brother’s Blood” – Still the best lyricist around, if a bit wordy.
– Jay Z “The Blueprint III” – Party jams for days.
– Metric “Fantasies” – BREAKTHROUGH ALBUM.
– Why? “Eskimo Snow” – only because Why? is so fucking awesome.
– Electric Six “Kill” – Great tour mates!
– Friendly Fires “Kiss Of Life” (Single) – Its that good….
– Portugal The Man “Satanic Satanist”
– Millions of Brazilians “MoBz EP”

Craziest Thing that Happened to You This Year?:

Finding out my estranged little brother overdosed on Heroine and died.

What do you love the most about the Holidays?

Setting up my xmas tree. Seeing other xmas trees set up. I understand that means that all those folks without xmas trees don’t provide me with what I love most, but its kind of like, how I prefer brunettes over blondes. Ya know?

Jason Nesmith-Casper the Cookies

Top things I liked this year

1. Faust at the 40 Watt / Faust workshop
It was as if Heather MacIntosh brought Athens an enormous present. It gave people that enormous-ribbon-sporting-brand-new-car-in-the-driveway feeling.

2. Os Mutantes live
I didn’t know what to expect, but it was certainly not to be blown away by an unashamed display of guitar pyrotechnics that would make Santana weep. Sometimes kids need to be reminded that knowing how to play really, really well doesn’t preclude them from making strikingly original music.

3. Beatles mono remasters
This is how remasters should be done. Except less expensive. If as a child I’d been deaf to their siren call to a life in music I would’ve learned a more lucrative trade and been able to buy both box sets and the Rock Band. Psych on me.

4. Pylon Chomp More reissue
It’s so nice to hear this record restored to its full, glorious potential.

5. Aquaserge- unreleased third album
The best new music I heard all year hasn’t even been released yet. This band will renew your faith in progressive music.

6. Playing a show with Karl Blau and Lake

7. St. Vincent / Pattern Is Movement concert

8. Yo La Tengo- Popular Songs

9. Venice Is Sinkning- Azar

10. Big Fresh- BFF

Craziest Thing that Happened to You This Year?:

A few crazy things happened. I watched the public’s value of music sink to an all-time-low. Musicians that were able to break even through touring and record sales in 2008 are now unable to do so. Maybe someday soon we’ll all be singing songs around the campfire again.

In New Orleans, Jandek came to our show. Jandek. Came. To. Our. Show.

But the weirdest thing that 2009 brought was far more serious than any of that. Athens lost many great musicians in sudden and unexpected circumstances. After two years of knowing Randy Bewley, I felt like I’d only just gotten to befriend him when he was suddenly taken from us. The day after his memorial service Athens had about 7 inches of snow dumped on it. We can’t wait to get rid of this year.

What do you love the most about the Holidays?

During the holidays even the crustiest old people allow themselves to be child-like. If it weren’t for Christmas lights I would be far more depressed in December, as I am in January and February.










Rob Sheffield-
Legendary Music Writersongs:
Adam Lambert, “Mad World”
Beyonce, “Halo”
Das Racist, “Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell”
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, “Zero”
The XX, “Crystalised”
Jarvis Cocker, “I Never Said I Was Deep”
The Horrors, “Sea Within A Sea”
LaRoux, “Bulletproof”
Lady Gaga, “Lovegame”
Mogwai, “Scotland’s Shame”

Yeah Yeah Yeahs, It’s Blitz
Franz Ferdinand, Tonight
The XX, The XX
A Place To Bury Strangers, Exploding Head
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
Japandroids, Post-Nothing
The Dream, Love vs. Money
The Horrors, Primary Colours
Black Dice, Repo
Sunset Rubdown, Dragonslayer