Today I’m thrilled to share with everyone the latest single from Hooray For Earth, called “Jatevee C.” On this sprawling cover, Hooray For Earth makes their mark on the music scene in a big way. I was also able to catch up with this artist to chat about his upcoming music.
How did you go about taking on “jatevee C” and making it your own?
I’d only say it’s my own in that I used my voice, guitar, and live drums to recreate everything I heard in the original, which is very mechanically constructed from what I gather.
Does anything about this new release hint at what’s next for Hooray For Earth sonically?
Ahhh I dunno! It probably makes sense. If I’m doing what I want to be doing, I’m circumventing guitar/composition/whatever expectations. So re-recording Autechre tracks with what I’ve got does fall in line. It’s reverse engineering, but yeah.
You also recently performed a livestream for Bandcamp, and additionally opened for Modest Mouse not too long ago. With coming back to the stage, both physically and online, how have you approached that process?
Oh wow, it’s been kind of excellent and also terrible stress. I’ve made a mess building live set(up)s. Since low key emerging from an eight year break, I’ve only taken Hooray For Earth outside when invited, and on those occasions, I wanted the show to be unique. Like, I’ll go a distance to construct unusual/difficult setups as long as it delivers a sound and experience I feel is interesting. I don’t mind if I try something and it fucks up, particularly if the fuckup itself is kinda curious! To each their own loves – I love leaving a show/performance/etc and not knowing how it went down. The curiosity stays with me.
Are there any other exciting plans for the rest of this year that you can share? Is there anything upcoming that you’re particularly excited about?
Yes, Hooray For Earth full length. I started in 2019 and spent as much time as I needed with it. I hesitate to describe it as anything other than what it’s been to me, which is an obsessive work of great detail and care. As soon as it’s mastered I’ll get it on vinyl and let it go.