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


"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


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


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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premiere: JONES – Hoops


East London's Jones began her ascent toward future household name status on the strength of just a handful of singles, including gorgeous love song "Indulge" and the cavernous, AK Paul-produced "You" (a co-sign from this guy also helped, I suppose)...

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