mixtape: hooray for earth

    get their playlist and new single free!

    by liza darwin · July 06, 2011
    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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