“Cars and Girls” (Prefab Sprout) by Hoops

Indiana band Hoops released their debut album Routines on May 5th via Fat Possum. Hoops – which was named for nursery hoop houses and was initially meant to be a solo ambient project – creates hyper-melodic songs, built around power-pop chords, deceptively complex drum patterns, and rock-anthem sentiments. Consisting of three songwriters and an ever-shifting live set-up where the band often alternates instruments and positions on-stage. Hoops, recently released a video for their cover of Prefab Sprout’s “Car and Girls” that they contributed to Amazon Music’s Open Road playlist.

Hoops
tour dates:

8/19 – San Francisco, CA @ 20th Street Block Party ^
9/05 – Millvale, PA @ Funhouse at Mr. Smalls
9/06 – Baltimore, MD @ Downsquares
9/07 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter ~
9/08 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival
9/09 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl
9/11 – Birmingham, AL @ Spring Street Firehouse
9/12 – Oxford, MS @ Proud Larry’s
9/14 – Chicago, IL @ The Empty Bottle #
9/15 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop
9/22 – Kalamazoo, MI @ Audiotree Music Festival
10/31 – Toronto, ON @ The Great Hall +
11/02 – Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel +
11/03 – Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle +
11/04 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair +
11/05 – Brooklyn, NY @ The Bell House +
11/09 – St. Louis, MO @ Off Broadway
11/10 – Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe
11/12 – McDade, TX @ Sound on Sound Festival
11/28 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In *
11/30 – Orlando, FL @ The Social *
12/01 – Miami, FL @ Gramps *
12/02 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar *
12/04 – Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder *
12/05 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks *
12/06 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall *
12/08 – Dallas, TX @ Trees *
12/09 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s *
12/10 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls *
12/11 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf *
12/13 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren *
12/14 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas *

^ w/ Neon Indian & Kilo Kish
~ w/ Ó
# w/ Amy O & Lala Lala
+ w/ The Clientele
* w/ The Drums