Hoops debuts new single “On Letting Go”

Hoops release new single "On Letting Go"

Indiana, band Hoops rose from frontman Drew Auscherman’s teenage bedroom as a solo ambient and beat-driven project. Auscherman named the band after the hoop houses at the nursery where he worked (not for his home state’s mania for basketball). Eventually he grabbed a few of his friends to work on his songs, and the music inevitably shifted toward something new: more melodic, more guitar-driven.

Hoops, release their debut album Routines May 5th via Fat Possum. Today, they share the album’s new single “On Letting Go”. Hoops, previously shared the Drew Auscherman-penned “Rules,” Kevin Krauter’s “On Top” and now a track written by Keagan Beresford entitled “On Letting Go.”

Routines is a bittersweet and honest record that sounds both warmly familiar and jarringly distinctive. Full of hyper-melodic songs, built around power-pop chords, deceptively complex drum patterns, and rock-anthem sentiments, this album marks Hoops’ first-ever studio sessions. However, this was just one step in the Routines creative process.

After a few months of touring, Hoops, returned to Indiana to set up their gear in Krauter’s parents’ basement and began experimenting with the studio-recorded tracks. Some songs they only tinkered with, others they scrapped completely and rebuilt from the ground up. They were determined to make a record that sounded like Hoops. The result is Routines, the sharpest and clearest delineation of the band’s sound thus far, drawing from and emphasizing each members’ distinctive influences and personal styles: a couple of guys making music that is larger than themselves.

Hoops is Drew Auscherman (vox, guitar), Kevin Krauter (vox, bass), and Keagan Beresford (vox, keys, guitar). Routines was mixed by Hoops and James Harris, and recorded by Hoops, James Harris and Jarvis Taveniere.

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Tour Dates

5/02 – Glasgow, UK @ The Hug and Pint +
5/03 – Leeds, UK @ Headrow House +
5/04 – Manchester, UK @ Soup Kitchen +
5/07 – Birmingham, UK @ Hare & Hounds +
5/08 – Bristol, UK @ The Louisiana +
5/09 – Brighton, UK @ The Green Door Store +
5/10 – London, UK @ The Lexington +
5/14 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
5/15 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa *
5/17 – Dallas, TX @ Three Links *
5/18 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall *
5/19 – Austin, TX @ The Sidewinder *
5/21 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf *
5/22 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar *
5/23 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah *
5/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo *
5/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall *
5/27 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios *
5/28 – George, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival
6/01 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry *
6/02 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club *
6/06 – Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
6/07 – Washington, DC @ DC9 ^
6/08 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right ^
6/09 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott ^
6/10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle ^
6/12 – Montreal, QC @ Brasserie Beaubien ^
6/13 – Ottawa, ON @ Pressed ^
6/14 – Toronto, ON @ The Baby G ^
6/15 – Detroit, MI @ El Club ^
6/16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Urban Artifact Brewery
6/17 – Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi

+ w/ CYMBALS
* w/ PARTS
^ w/ Joy Again