tapes

premiere: Hoops announce vinyl release of Tapes #1-3, share new “On Letting Go” video
premiere: Hoops announce vinyl release of Tapes #1-3, share new “On Letting Go” video
Hoops' Routines remains one of our favorite records of 2017, but our intro to the group's warm and breezy guitar pop came via Drew Auscherman's beloved youtube-classic Tapes releases in late 2015 and early 2016. Those catchy, endearingly warped lo-fi jams will always hold a special place in our hearts, so we're psyched to hear the news that all three Tapes are finally getting the proper vinyl rele
download HOOPS’ charming lo-fi pop tapes
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 tap
EPs + Singles of 2009
EPs + Singles of 2009
Not all of the best music we heard this year was restricted to the long-player format. These are our favorite EPs + singles of '09, released in various vinyl/tape/digital formats. EPs: 01 Memory Cassette | Call & Response 7" (Acephale)      mp3: 02 Animal Collective | Fall Be Kind (Domino)03 Washed Out | Life of Leisure 12" (Mexican Summer)      mp3: 04 Dum Dum Girls | Dum Dum Girls