We're psyched to premiere the new video for the breezy second single from Kevin Krauter's stellar new album Toss Up, out next month on Bayonet. Mixed by Patrick Wimberly, "Keep Falling in Love" is a silky smooth, instantly familiar love song that will have you feeling nostalgic for the most tender and sentimental soft-rock jams from the '70s -- the press release notes that it recalls the unmistakable tones of vintage sparkling "West Coast marina pop" -- making this one an automatic entry on our next modern yacht rock mixtape (RIYL: Rundgren, 10cc, Seals & Crofts, Hoops)...
To commemorate the proper official release of their first 3 tapes on Fat Possum, the HOOPS boys share the previously unreleased VHS visuals for one of the tracks that got us into the band in the first place, Tape #2 highlight "4U", filmed at Drew Auscherman's house during the recording of the tape:
I was a having a hard time a few weeks ago. This song came on the radio and immediately snapped me out of me sad rut. This is another song that I feel like a lot of people have heard but have no idea who its by. I love this song with all my heart and it makes me genuinely feel so good. -- Drew from Hoops
I met Jenna through my friend Judah. He asked us to play in his band Manneqin. Jenna played keyboards and I played guitar. We hit it off after playing in the band together. I immediately fell in love with Jenna’s art work. Her work ranges from xeroxed out flyers/abstract pieces to lovely paintings. She has a style that feels very thought out and it is something that she owns so well. -- Drew from Hoops
Judah is my best friend in the whole wide world. It is pretty inspiring to always be able to hear what he is working on. He likes to hop around in terms of genre/style with his recordings. Sometimes he is working on breakneck punk rockers and other times he puts out beautiful gems like this. The guy is really on to something. -- Drew from Hoops
I first “heard” this song only a few weeks ago. My friend Derek spun this at a show he was DJing last week and it was instantly recognizable. The synth melody paired with the flutes immediately rang a bell in my head. I had heard this song a very long time ago but had not remembered up until last week. Anyway this is a great song. I’m sure you have heard it before. -- Drew from Hoops
This is a nice playlist of songs that I made. Its the perfect length and it will put your ass to sleep. If it doesn’t the first time around just start it over! That’s what I always do. There’s a little bit of everything on this playlist. Ambient, pop, house, jazz and more! Enjoy :~) -- Drew from Hoops