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Hoops share a track from their forthcoming debut LP Routines

HOOPS ROUTINES

Bloomington's Hoops share the first glimpse at their stellar forthcoming debut LP Routines, and the group stays pretty true-to-form in the best possible way with the typically melodic, blissed-out and easy guitar pop gem "Rules", which I believe floated around in solo demo form for a bit last year...

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stream two new demos from HOOPS’ Drew Auscherman

DREW HOOPS

With a new HOOPS LP somewhere on the not-too-distant horizon, the group's ever-prolific Drew Auscherman has shared a couple of promising solo demos on his soundcloud page. Unfinished and lo-fi funky AF, his diamonds-in-the-rough tend to be better than most of the stuff in the same vein that's being hyped these days...

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premiere: stream Permit’s Vol. 1 EP

PERMIT VOL 1

Psyched to premiere the new EP from Bloomington's Permit, the new project from Jack Andrew and the prolific Drew Auscherman of Hoops. The duo makes blistering, super infectious, feel-good lo-fi garage-pop/punk rippers -- think “Thin Lizzy, but twice as fast”, in the band's own words -- that feel like fleeting, sub-2:00 bursts of hazy sunshine that never overstay their welcome...

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new Hoops – Gemini

HOOPS EP

Hoops unveil another absolute gem from their forthcoming self-titled EP, due later this month on Fat Possum: Listen to the dreamily wistful "Gemini", which the band intended to be "a sort of dramatic Fleetwood Mac sounding thing", below + pre-order the EP here:

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premiere: Hoops announce new EP for Fat Possum, share first single “Cool 2″

HOOPS EP

"Cool 2 was one of the first songs we wrote for the EP. We like it because it is short, but it also represents what we want to do as a band. We tried to create an atmosphere around a short chord progression."

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premiere: listen to Hoops Tape #3

HOOPS

We still have the first two tapes from Drew Auscherman's lo-fi guitar pop project Hoops on heavy rotation, and the Bloomington group (now a 4-piece) is back with their third warm and fuzzy collection of endlessly replayable, sun-warped jams, in the form of the 5-song Tape #3...

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Hoops – Feelin’ Fine

Tape #3

We're still hooked on Hoops' undeniably infectious and charming tapes #1 + #2, which dropped earlier this year. Today the band offers the first glimpse at their next tape in the form of new track "Feelin' Fine", and it's more of the kind of fuzzy, vaguely nostalgic and summer-ready lo-fi guitar-pop vibes that we loved about the first two releases...

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download HOOPS’ charming lo-fi pop tapes

HOOPS

Shout out to our boy Greg for the heads up on the charming and eminently listenable lo-fi guitar pop from HOOPS, which is seemingly just one of the many projects of a kid named Drew Auscherman. For our money, the songwriting is consistently as strong as the stuff with which it will inevitably be compared — Mac Demarco comes to mind — and there are legit flashes of brilliance to be found in the tapes' collective, gently warped 40-minutes, starting with tape #1's basketball-as-metaphor-for-love opening track "Nothing But Net"...

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