mixtape: hooray for earth

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by liza darwin

We first introduced you to New York synth-pop fourpiece Hooray For Earth in our Music Issue. With a booming atmospheric sound filled with major guitar riffs, big-time choruses, and slightly scuzzy vibe, their debut album True Loves isn't just catchy, it's clever. So it seems only fitting that frontman Noel Heroux made a playlist filled with "get smart" songs. In other words, these are tracks he'd play for his (unborn) kids to make them total geniuses. We can't guarantee it will have the same effect for you, but they're all so good, it doesn't even matter.

Nirvana - "All Apologies", In Utero

Yo La Tengo - "Saturday", And then nothing turned itself inside-out

Tricky - "Poems," Nearly God

Suede - "Still Life," Dogman Star

Scott Walker - "It's Raining Today", Scott 3

Radiohead - "Kid A", Kid A

Aphex Twin - "4", Richard D James Album

Bjork - "Hyperballad", Post

Beck - "Loser", Mellow Gold

The Lemonheads - "The Turnpike Down", It's a Shame About Ray

Hum - "Ms. Lazarus", Downward is Heavenward

The Jesus and Mary Chain - "The Living End", Psychocandy

Lightning Bolt - "Dead Cowboy", Hypermagic Mountain

Brian Eno - "1/1 (16.39)", Music for Airports

The Flaming Lips - "A Spoonful Weighs a Ton", The Soft Bulletin

Broadcast - "Corporeal", Tender Buttons

Download their single "No Love" here!

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