Hooray for Earth is a New York City-based rock band built around the home-recordings of singer and multi-instrumentalist Noel Heroux. The group first emerged publicly as Hooray for Earth in late 2005 in Boston, Massachusetts.
The band played shows and self-released early demo recordings locally in Boston and the surrounding area until Heroux moved to New York City in August 2007. On February 26, 2008, Dopamine Records released the six-track Cellphone EP, which was recorded during the months leading up to Heroux's departure to New York.
Following Heroux's relocation, the Hooray for Earth project laid primarily dormant, until early 2009 when Heroux teamed up with Brooklyn local producer/engineer Josh Ascalon to co-produce a group of new recordings. Several months of casual studio work produced a set of songs which would find release in the form of the Momo EP. Momo was first released by eMusic Selects, a program in which unknown, unsigned artists are hand-picked by eMusic's editors for exclusive digital-only releases through the site. Dovecote Records later re-issued Momo (June 1, 2010) including an additional track, new artwork and CD/Vinyl formats.