New York locals Hooray For Earth started off the show at The Bowery with a set of retro jams reminiscent of the eighties synth-pop. The band is on tour with Admiral Radley. Singer/guitarist Noel Heroux led the band in “Surrounded by Your Friends,” a catchy track of the band's six song EP. For the last two songs of their set, they brought out two ladies who shared vocal duties with Heroux and the band.
Admiral Radley is a Central Valley music project between Jason Lytle and Aaron Burtch of Grandaddy and Aaron Espinoza and Ariana Murray of Earlimart. The band took the stage and launched into material off their debut album “I Heart California” which was released on July 13th of this year. They opened with the song "Ghosts of Syllables" and singer Earlimart frontman Aaron Espinoza (now donning a beard) led the show, sharing vocal duties with the reserved Grandaddy frontman Jason Lytle, who shyly led the band with songs "I Heart California," and the waltz "I Left U Cuz I Luft U." Bassist/keyboardist and female vocalist Ariana Murray sang the lovely lullaby waltz, "The Thread."
At the end of the evening Aaron said, "This is an important announcement. This is the end of the show. We're all walking off stage now and you guys are going to make some crazy noise and then we'll come back for an encore." The crowd obliged and made some noise and the band, without ever actually leaving the stage, launched into a cover of "Everytime I'm With You" from the album Dark Night of the Soul, a collaboration by Danger Mouse and Sparklehorse. The original song featured vocals from Jason Lytle and music by Danger Mouse and Mark Linkous. They dedicated the track to the late singer and multi-instrumentalist Mark Linkous. They closed with the very Grandaddy-esque tune titled "Red Curbs."
Hooray For Earth