About 2 weeks from now, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart are going to be in Rochester, bringing Surfer Blood along with them. (Surfer Blood seems to have been here a half a dozen times in the past year.) Also playing that night is a band I hadn’t heard of – Hooray for Earth. Despite their chosen moniker, which seems to imply something vaguely hippie about their music, the band doesn’t seem to be of the jam variety. They’re an 80’s synth throwback, as evidenced by their track “Surrounded By Your Friends.”
“Surrounded By Your Friends” is from the band’s upcoming EP entitled Momo; you can pre-order the EP on CD or on 12″ clear vinyl, and get an instant download of the EP when you do. I haven’t heard the rest of the EP, but “Surrounded By Your Friends” is a great mid-tempo track, replete with soaring harmonies. Pre-order your copy of Momo here, and while you’re there, check out the rest of their tour dates.
Hooray for Earth – Surrounded By Your Friends (mp3) from the forthcoming Momo EP