HOOPS Reunite After Hiatus, Share New Single + Announce NYC Show

(Photo Credit: James Lacroix)
Praise for Hoops:

“Hoops know the power of dream-pop” - Pitchfork

“The band distills busy guitars and shadowy mystery into efficient pocket epics.” - NPR Music

"sprightly lo-fi constructed with an attention to production and atmosphere that you'd expect from someone with a background in noise music." - The FADER

"there are legit flashes of brilliance to be found in the tapes’ collective" Gorilla Vs. Bear

“Propelled by ample grooving keys and guitar, 'Rules' is a two minute jaunt into the past when synths and subdued vocals were king. ” - Stereogum

“Simply put, this is the best dream/jangle-pop debut since the aforementioned Oshin and an absolute must for fans of this genre...absolutely terrific and addictive debut full-length album.” - Under The Radar

"The Bloomington, Ind. outfit blends shimmering guitars, woozy keyboards, and clacking drum tracks for their sun-flecked brand of indie-rock, which evokes peers like Real Estate and DIIV." - Entertainment Weekly

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. Today Hoops announce 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 also announce today their first live show since the start of their hiatus, an NYC headline show next month. Get your tickets to see them at The Dance in Manhattan on December 4th 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).