Hoops share details of debut full-length

Hoops announce debut full-length 'Routines'

Following the release of their self-titled EP, Hoops have revealed the details of their debut full-length Routines, the album will be released on May 5th via Fat Possum, today Hoops share the record’s first single “Rules”. The band has also announced a tour throughout North America and the U.K., including stops at SXSW, Sasquatch, Shaky Knees Festival.

Hoops was born in frontman Drew Auscherman’s teenage bedroom as a solo ambient and beat-driven project à la Oneohtrix Point Never’s Replica. 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 corralled a few of his friends to flesh out his songs, and the music inevitably shifted toward something new: more melodic, more guitar-driven, more extroverted. Fast forward to 2014, Hoops became a fully formed quartet.

Hoops’ full-length debut, Routines is a bittersweet and honest record that sounds both warmly familiar and jarringly distinctive. Whereas their previous releases were recorded on four-track tape machines in living rooms and basements (both their own and their parents’), Routines marks the band’s first sessions in an actual studio – namely, Rear House Recording in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with Jarvis Taveniere (Widowspeak, Quilt). Those sessions, however, were just one step in the band’s careful creative process. After a few months of touring, they 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.

Hoops is Drew Auscherman (vox, guitar), Kevin Krauter (vox, bass), Keagan Beresford (vox, keys, guitar), and James Harris (drums). Watch this space for more:

Hoops
Routines
Tracklisting

1. Sun’s Out
2. Rules
3. On Top
4. Benjals
5. Burden
6. On Letting Go
7. The Way Luv Is
8. Management
9. All My Life
10. Underwater Theme
11. Worry

Tour Dates – North American Dates in BOLD
2/18 – Norman, OK @ The Opolis
2/21 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *
2/22 – San Diego, CA @ The Irenic *
2/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre *
2/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Noise Pop Music Festival *
2/27 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *
2/28 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos *
3/01 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret *
3/03 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room *
3/04 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater *
3/09 – Nashville, TN @ Freakin Weekend at The End
3/10 – Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover Music Festival
3/12-18 – Austin, TX @ SXSW
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 @ Green Door Store
5/10 – London, UK @ The Lexington
5/12 – 14 – Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
5/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo ^
5/26 – 28 – George, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival
6/08 – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right +

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