New York based dream-pop group Hooray For Earth will be kicking off the new year with a string of dates throughout the Northeast and Midwest. The group is fresh out of the studio with producer Chris Coady (TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Grizzly Bear, Blonde Redhead, etc) recording their follow-up to the acclaimed True Loves out on Dovecote Records.
The group will bring a dizzying amount of distortion and ethereal vocals to the masses starting January 13th in Washington before winding through the midwest including a performance at TNK Festival in Chicago on January 16th with Bear in Heaven, The-Drum and Dovecote labelmates Supreme Cuts, before wrapping up with a hometown show at Knitting Factory on January 31st. In celebration of these dates, check out the brand new music video for “Never/Figure”. This two-part music video includes both tracks from the band’s single release back in August. Directed by Milton Ladd, the video weaves a sinuous narrative. Follow the band into an affected world of psychosis, confusion, and memory replete with smoke signals, helicopters, levitating objects and more. Frantic visions and effects combine, on land and in the air, to conceive an alternate reality in which there are only questions.
HOORAY FOR EARTH TOUR DATES:
- 01-13-13 – Black Cat (Backstage) – Washington, DC # TIX
- 01-14-13 – The Ninth Ward – Buffalo, NY
- 01-15-13 – The Basement – Columbus, OH TIX
- 01-16-13 – Schubas Tavern (TNK Festival) – Chicago, IL % TIX
- 01-17-13 – Grog Shop – Cleveland, OH # TIX
- 01-31-13 – Knitting Factory – Brooklyn, NY ^ TIX
# w/ Bear In Heaven
% w/ Bear In Heaven, Supreme Cuts, The-Drum
^ w/ Ice Choir
Last year I heard “Lovesick Teenagers” and was immediately in awe with Brooklyn’s Bear in Heaven. They were mysterious to me. Then, I started to see their name everywhere. Here’s my “I’m gonna open your brain and look inside (sort of)” interview with one of the first members of Bear in Heaven, Adam Wills.
Heather Frazier: I see you’re touring Australia next February? How cool!
Adam Wills: I know.
HF: Any cities or venues in particular that you’re most excited about?
AW: All of them. It’s the other side of the world, and it’s cool that we get to go play music there. I’ve never been, I remember my mom went for like a month when I was a little kid, and so she brought me back a picture and a boomerang. (laughs) But YEAH, I’m meeting up with a handful of friends from Australia that are here in NY that are nuts. They’re kind of notorious partiers, the Australians. We are also going in the middle of their summer, so it’s gonna be great to leave frigid NY.
Click here to read the rest of the interview at Pop Damage.
Tuesday, October 19th
The New Pornographers and Tokyo Police Club – 8:00 @ Diesel
Friday, October 22nd
An Evening with Greg Dulli (Afghan Whigs/Twilight Singers) with special guest Craig Wedren (Shudder To Think) – 9:30 @ Brillobox
Tuesday, October 26th
Phantogram w/ special guest Josiah Wolf – 8:00 @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
Bear In Heaven w/ special guests Lower Dens and Sun Airway – 9:00 @ Brillobox
Wednesday, October 27th
Bettie Serveert w/ Atlas and Aaron Jentzen – 9:00 @ Brillobox
Tuesday, November 2nd
Frightened Rabbit w/ Plants and Animals and The Phantom Band – 8:00 @ Diesel
Thursday, November 11th
Brendan Benson and The Posies with special guests Aqueduct – 8:00 @ Mr. Smalls
Saturday, November 13th
Wakey! Wakey! w/ Jenny Owen Youngs – 9:30 @ Brillobox
Saturday, November 27th
Donavon Frankenreiter w/ special guest Ximena Sarinana – 9:00 @ Mr. Smalls