Racy, the sophomore album from New York synth-rockers Hooray For Earth, is due to hit shelves on July 29th via Dovecote Records. The nine-track effort follows 2011’s True Loves and was co-produced by Chris Coady (Grizzly Bear, Yeah Yeah Yeahs). As its bold title might suggest, Racy features the band’s most aggressive and straight-forward style of songwriting to date.
“This album is the most intentional thing I’ve ever put together”, frontman Noel Heroux explained in a press release. “I wanted everything loud and direct so you don’t have to guess at what you’re getting into.”
Already we’ve heard the searing and thunderous “Keys”. Now, the four-piece take things down a couple of notches with the album’s sobering, lovesick title track.
Tune in below:
03. Say Enough
04. Somewhere Else
06. Last, First
In support of the album, Hooray For Earth will embark on a U.S. tour later this month. Consult their full schedule below.
Hooray For Earth 2014 Tour Dates:
07/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
08/05 – Philadelphia, PA @ Black Box
08/06 – Washington, DC @ Black Cat
08/07 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle
08/12 – Lawrence, KS @ Replay Lounge
08/13 – Chicago, IL @ Schubas Tavern
08/14 – St. Louis, MO @ The Demo
08/15 – Indianapolis, IN @ Hi-Fi
08/16 – Detroit, MI @ The Lager House
08/18 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s 20 Lanes
08/20 – Buffalo, NY @ Sugar City
08/21 – Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt
08/22 – Boston, MA @ Institute of Contemporary Art
08/23 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom