Kidrockers presents some of NYC’s finest new bands, including DIIV, Widowspeak, Caveman, Hooray For Earth, Reputante and Hospitality. At Kidrockers, bands perform original songs in a way that is both authentic and kid-friendly. Hosts Seth Herzog (Jimmy Fallon, Sweet) and Craig Baldo bring hilarity and interactivity to these all ages family rock shows. “We love to hear great new music -- and so do our kids.” says Kidrockers founder Beth Lorge. “We want to create an opportunity for kids and parents to discover artists and get to see them play live in a fun, safe and comfortable environment.”
Hooray For Earth
Hooray For Earth formed in Boston, MA in late 2005 and soon after self-released their rock-leaning eponymous debut album in 2006. Band leader Noel Heroux moved to New York City after the release of their Cellphone EP (Dopamine) in 2007 and the band took an indefinite hiatus (a few informal break-ups occured), after which Heroux remerged with a new set of songs. The result is Momo (Dovecote Records / June 1st, 2010), an EP that expertly blends crunchy rock with layered electronic pop and countless influences in between. A wash of warm synths coasting under Heroux's languid delivery opens Momo on single "Surrounded By Your Friends," a combination so inviting it was picked for play on Good Morning America. "Comfortable, Comparable" follows with rollicking keyboards and perky drums, while distorted guitars buzz over heavy-hitting rhythm and 60s-style vocal harmonies on "Form."
Hooray For Earth is Noel Heroux (vocals, guitar, synth), Christopher Principe (bass), Gary Benacquista (guitar, live synth) and Joseph Ciampini (drums) with MOMO co-producer Josh Ascalon as part-time live-percussionist. The band has played with Mission Of Burma, Deer Tick, Holy Fuck, Oh No Ono, and Depreciation Guild in the past and just completed a US tour in support of Momo's release with Surfer Blood and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart. The band calls New York City home, along with two members currently residing in Cambridge, MA.