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Hooray for Earth + Twin Shadow


no introduction really needed for Hooray for Earth and their ‘True Loves’ album (released last year) and how much we love them. The album was recently released in the UK and ‘No Love’ made it to the BBC1 A-List. We’ve also noticed its been popping up everywhere from Grazia to Made in Chelsea and more. Twin Shadow recently remixed ‘No Love.’ Remix and original brilliance below:
Hooray For Earth – No Love (Twin Shadow Remix) by Dovecote Records

Hooray For Earth – No Love by Dovecote Records

Upcoming U.S. and European Tour Dates and Tickets here. Next London show is June 5th at XOYO and I will be back in New York so that’s just really great timing isnt it – if you are in London, you must go to this show.

Hooray For Earth – True Loves

hfe tl cover

Today is the day…today is the day…today is the day!  Hooray For Earth‘s new album True Loves is out today, which you can pick up over HERE or head to your local record store.  “True Loves” is my summer anthem, but I’ve also fallen for “No Love” as well.  Check the tracks out below along with the video for “True Loves,” by Young Replicant (who also created the video for Baths’ “Lovely Bloodflow” and M83′s “We Own the Sky.”)

Currently on tour, Hooray For Earth will be playing in NYC with Architecture in Helsinki on June 16th at Webster Hall.

Hooray For Earth – True Loves

Hooray For Earth – No Love

Hooray For Earth – True Loves from Dovecote Records on Vimeo.

Man Love Interview


Noel from Hooray For Earth is one of our favorites, and George from Twin Shadow is one of his favorites (and ours too!).  Noel recently promised us a juicy interview with George and sent over a potent, hard-hitting Q & A comprised of three questions:

Noel: What’s the last remix you heard that made you say “oh, damn”?
George: Probably a Trentemoller remix…

Noel: Have you rode in a police car/was it fun?
George: Yes, 3 times in fact, it sucked, don’t let anyone try to glorify it, it just sucks.

Noel: Is the kick drum loud enough?
George: Never

Here’s some new stuff from these two – the new single off of the soon-to-be-released Hooray For Earth full-length, which Pitchfork debuted yesterday, and Twin Shadow singing “Shooting Holes” on – both below…

TWIN SHADOW “SHOOTING HOLES” from Yours Truly on Vimeo.

Tomorrow at Pianos

mon khmer 2

Last week, we checked out the Hooray For Earth residency at Pianos with Slow Animal and Milagres.  It was so good (Rolling/Nectarine and True Loves LIVE — can’t get ENOUGH and love those Zambri girls) that we’re going to head back tomorrow to see HFE with Mon Khmer, Electric Tickle Machine and Mirror Mirror.  Want to come?

Here’s a new remix of the Mon Khmer song “Anniversary” by Karuna and and the title track from their EP.

Mon Khmer – Anniversary (Karuna Remix)

Mon Khmer – Birthplace

Interview: Wise Blood


Listen and don’t dance, go on, try it.

Ok, so Pitchfork got him first but ours is more interesting. Read about Wise Blood below and find out why his aura/vibe is white.

The forthebeat/Transparent/ABC News Amplified showcase for CMJ was last week at Public Assembly and we couldn’t have asked for a better pump-up-the crowd than opener, Wise Blood.

Chris Laufman’s debut EP has brought him some well deserved attention we’re certain will only increase, especially with his next album, which he’s working on now. Read one of our favorite ftb interviews below and buy his 5 track EP on his Bandcamp Page (one of the most fun 5 consecutive tracks we’ve heard all year)

1. Hows Pittsburgh? Do you find it inspirational for your music development?

Pittsburgh is a dark, wonderful place sort of like what Washington state looks like in the Twilight series, but creepier.

2. How was CMJ (thank you for playing our show!) Were there any bands either you performed with or saw that interested you?

CMJ was great, had a fun time, especially at your showcase. Wish I had been able to watch myself perform live, heard it was awesome.

3. I know your band’s name is based after the novel by Flannery O’Connor, do you think you will draw any future references to this novel – like song titles or lyrics? Possibly, but you’ll really have to be looking for it.

4. What’s STRT SGNS about?

Wanting to be saved by someone, wanting someone to take care of you and invest a lot in you personally.

5. What song off your EP do you like performing live best?

I think i actually like performing HERE COMES THE SUN the best

6. Who would you love to tour with/play with? We think juiceboxxx and pictureplane would be awesome…

Those are good picks but maybe Salem.

7. What color best describes Wise Blood’s aura?


Wise Blood – B.I.G. E.G.O.

In Love With True Loves


We know, we know.  You are probably like… FTB, you need to shut up about HFE.  But, no, damn it!  Hooray For Earth’s new single “True Loves” from their upcoming full-length release (out Spring 2011 ish)  is just too good to not keep talking about.  And keep blasting over and over again.  We’re just sad there’s no download link to add to our player, but you can check it out in the embed below.

HFE play a residency at Pianos in November.  All of the info is HERE for the 4 dates (every Wednesday), which include shows with Shilpa Ray, Mon Khmer, Slow Animal, Soft Black, Twin Shadow (DJ Set) and more.

Speaking of Twin Shadow, Noel Heroux from Hooray For Earth teamed up with Twin Shadow on the song “A Place We Like.” Heroux wrote the song and the two recorded it together for the Twin Shadow album Forget‘s limited-edition bonus disc, out on 4AD HERE.  Listen…

Twin Shadow vs. Hooray For Earth – A Place We Like

forthebeat <3′s CMJ

cloud nothings

CMJ is our favorite week of the year (besides sxsw and ok, fine, Christmas). Yesterday, we only caught a handful of awesome bands (Oberhofer, Diamond Rings, Keepaway) because our Wednesday party with Transparent and ABC News Amplified ended at 5:00 AM so we’re tired. Thank you to everyone who had the awesome chance to catch Wise Blood, Dominant Legs, Hooray for Earth, Bronze, Psychobuildings, Kisses, Mon Khmer, Cloud Nothings and Sunglasses at Public Assembly.

Some of our picks for tonight, October 22, include:

Music Hall of Williamsburg: Dominant Legs, Porcelain Raft. 8 pm.

Bar Matchless: Teen Daze>Blackbird Blackbird> Sunglasses> MillionYoung. 8 pm.

CakeShop: Viernes at 8:40 pm.

Brooklyn Bowl: Pitchfork Showcase- How to Dress Well, Tanlines, Baths, Cloud Nothings, Candy Claws . 1 pm-3 am.

Death by Audio: The Altered Zones Showcase – John Maus, Prince Rama, Greatest Hits, Teen Inc, How to Dress Well (DJ set). 7 pm.

Some of our top picks for Saturday:

Gobble Gobble at noon @ Cameo, Wburg. Oberhofer at 2:30 and Holly Miranda at 5:30 @ Bowery Electric, NY. Keepaway at 7 @ Cameo. Jamaica at 8 @ Public Assembly, Wburg. Hooray for Earth 11 PM @ Coco66, Greenpoint. Bronze 11:30 PM @ Spike Hill, Wburg

Have a blast.

Teen Daze – Shadows

forthebeat’s CMJ Show on WEDNESDAY

forthebeat.Transparent CMJ 2010 Invite

We’ve added a few bands and we’re REALLY excited.  Don’t forget to RSVP (info below) and get there on time because the show is FREE and capacity is limited…

forthebeat + Transparent
with ABC News Amplified

Cloud Nothings – Hey Cool Kid
Kisses – Bermuda
Dominant Legs – Clawing Out At The Walls
Hooray For Earth – Rolling / Nectarine
Sunglasses – Whiplash
Mon Khmer – Passwords
Bronze – Horses
Psychobuildings – Terror Management
Wise Blood – STRT SRNS
DJ set by Heats

Wednesday, October 20th

Public Assembly
70 North 6th Street between Wythe and Kent
Brooklyn, NY


RSVP required — e-mail or “Like” forthebeat on Facebook

forthebeat’s Northside Festival Picks

northside festival

The Northside Festival got underway last night with acts including Wavves, Cloud Nothings, DOM, Fang Island and Millionyoung playing all over the borough of Brooklyn.  We’re a day late, but we’re highlighting our picks for the rest of the weekend:

Friday: Presents Minks at Union Pool at 9 PM

Saturday: Titus Andronicus, Male Bonding and Cults at Newtown Barge Park @ 1 PM

And the show we’re MOST excited about — Sunday: FREEwilliamsburg Presents Keepaway, Hooray For Earth, Glass Ghost and Oh Land at Brooklyn Bowl @ 6 PM

A little preview of Sunday’s show, which promises: a night of dancing, drinking, and making out with strangers to the tunes of the following musical talents.  How can you skip that?

Keepaway – Yellow Wings

Hooray For Earth – Surrounded By Your Friends

Glass Ghost – Mechanical Life

Oh Land – Heavy Eyes (Kasper Bjørke Remix)

So proud…


If you haven’t already heard, Hooray For Earth’s EP Momo dropped this week.  And if you haven’t already heard it, you can stream it right now on Spinner HERE.

The boys played the Music Hall of Williamsburg on Tuesday night, opening for The Futureheads, for their record release party.  And it was magic.  Joined by the ladies of Zambri for a few songs, crowd favorites that night were title track “Surrounded By Your Friends” (which we were), “Rolling/Nectarine” (new favorite!) and – OK, all of them.

If you didn’t get to catch them live because you don’t live in NYC, they kick off their tour with The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart and Surfer Blood TONIGHT (dates below).  And if you didn’t get to catch them live but you do live in NYC, do not fret – the boys will be back soon!

Here is some sick ride + puppet friends + outer space visual goodness for you:

“Surrounded By Your Friends” by Hooray For Earth from Johnny Woods on Vimeo.

06-03 Milford, CT – Daniel Street
06-04 Rochester, NY – The German House
06-05 Buffalo, NY – The Tralf
06-06 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom
06-08 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone Cafe
06-09 Birmingham, AL – Bottletree Cafe
06-10 Tallahassee, FL – The Engine Room
06-11 Orlando, FL – Club at Firestone
06-12 Miami, FL – Grand Central
06-13 Jacksonville, FL – Jack Rabbits
06-15 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
06-16 Washington, DC – Black Cat

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