By monicam | May 21st, 2012
The first time I heard Hooray For Earth was when I saw their video for the band’s single and title track off their album True Loves. It was my favorite song as well as my favorite music video of 2011, and I must have played it hundreds of times. But it still sounds special and fresh to me.
I listen to a lot of music, and I like a lot of bands. Some of them I like because their music is fun or has a good beat or good lyrics, or they remind me of another band I like. Every now and then though, I come across a band that really makes me feel something when I listen to their music. Hooray For Earth is one of those bands. Whenever I hear their music I want to close my eyes and ignore everything else and just listen.
“True Loves” is an epic track. I was a bit obsessed with it for a while and have posted probably about 20 comments on the band’s Facebook page asking when True Loves was going to get distribution in Australia. I finally got sick of waiting, managed to pull some strings and get their album sent to me about a week ago, and I’ve been listening to virtually nothing else since then.
I bought Hooray For Earth’s EP Momo online (even though the shipping cost more than the album itself) after hearing “True Loves” because I thought the track would be on it. Sadly, it wasn’t, and I didn’t love Momo at first — but, it definitely grew on me. Momo was more experimental than what I’d heard from True Loves, but hey, I didn’t like Animal Collective when I first heard them either.
Honestly, I was expecting that it would be an OK album and that “True Loves” would be the standout track, but I was oh-so-happily wrong. The entire album is a solid display of slightly experimental but still melodic tunes. Standout tracks are “Sails,” “True Loves,” “Same,” “No Love,” “Bring Us Closer Together” — well, yeah. Pretty much the whole album.