Indiana’s Hoops released their critically-acclaimed debut album Routines in 2017, and, soon after, announced an indefinite hiatus to focus on life outside of the band. Hoops announced they are back together after a short but necessary break, and share their first new song in 2+ years. Welcome the band back, and listen to “They Say” HERE or HERE.
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. Come 2017, Hoops had released three cassette tapes, a self-titled EP, and and their debut LP Routines which earned them heaps of praise from press, spins from radio stations across the country, and a track that hit #2 on Spotify’s Global and U.S. Viral Charts. The band soon after disbanded, which — fortunately for us — did not last long.
Hoops is Drew Auscherman (vox, guitar), Kevin Krauter (vox, bass), and Keagan Beresford (vox, keys, guitar).For tour dates and more visit: hoopsband.blogspot.com/