Hooray For Earth: October 27, 2011 Bowery Ballroom – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

November 4, 2011

[Photo courtesy of Kevchino]

Listen to one of their records, and you might wrongly conclude that Hooray for Earth are a “studio band”. Sure, there are big dance beats and rock hooks – especially on their debut EP Momo – but there is a lot to get into on these records that you might imagine would be hard to re-create live. Indeed, Noel Heroux, the creative force behind the band, is a wizard in the studio, and his beautifully produced, detailed compositions make for amazing headphone listening. But as we have continued seeing their shows over the past couple of years, HFE have also continued to develop as live performers who are comfortable turning Heroux’s studio compositions into a massive on-stage reveries. With their friends and fellow travelers Zambri providing the backing vocals once again (as they did at the Glasslands show in March), the more tribal, less four-to-the-floor tracks of the band’s latest, True Loves, came alive at this Bowery Ballroom homecoming show with tourmates Cymbals Eat Guitars (that recording here). Only two of the big, dance-y Momo tracks – “Rolling/Nectarine” and “Get Home” – made an appearance, as the set focused on the more mature True Loves material, including its two standout tracks, “True Loves” and “Black Trees”. Even those who didn’t know the band at all – and there were several near me – were chanting their name by the end of the set, and why not? This is the kind of band that is worth cheering for.

I recorded this set in the same manner as the Cymbals Eat Guitars recording, and the sound is excellent. Thanks again to Aaron Treptow for the hospitality. Enjoy!

Stream “No Love”:
[audio:http://www.nyctaper.com/H7206HFE0201/06 No Love.mp3]

Stream “Sails”:
[audio:http://www.nyctaper.com/H7206HFE0201/01 Sails.mp3]

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Hooray for Earth
Bowery Ballroom
New York, NY USA

An acidjack master recording
Recorded and produced by acidjack for nyctaper.com

Soundboard+Schoeps MK41>CMC6>Sound Devices USBpre2>>Edirol R-44 [Oade Concert Mod]>2x24bit/48kHz WAV>Audition (mixdown)>Audacity (set fades, tracking, amplify and balance)>FLAC ( level 8 )

01 Sails
02 Bring Us Closer Together
03 Get Home
04 True Loves
05 Rolling/Nectarine
06 No Love
07 Realize It’s Not the Sun
08 Black Trees

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, we expect that you will PLEASE SUPPORT Hooray For Earth, visit their website, and purchase their debut EP Momo and their new LP, True Loves directly from Dovecote Records.

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4 Responses to Hooray For Earth: October 27, 2011 Bowery Ballroom – FLAC and MP3 Downloads + Streaming Songs

  1. cathie
    November 4, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Thank you? Acidjack. Nice article and awesome recording!

    Take care, Noel’s mom

  2. cathie
    November 4, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    I meant to say “Thank you !!”

  3. November 5, 2011 at 7:31 am

    never heard of these guys before, but WOW… This is some powerful stuff… THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR EFFORTS!!!

  4. Jon Psych
    December 20, 2011 at 4:09 pm

    Caught H4E in Denver on the same tour. Blew me away. Amazing sound, like nothing else. Hope these guys make the big time as they deserve it. Glad to find a show to download as the CDs don’t fully capture it, as good as they are.

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