What began as frontman Drew Auscherman’s solo ambient project, Hoops ultimately became a quartet in 2014. Named for hoop houses in the greenhouses which Auscherman used to work in high school, Hoops draw on influences from Prefab Sprout and The Clientele, and recall the idea of breezy afternoons and sticky summer nights in both name and sound. The fuzzy, summer-primed Hoops EP follows the band’s first releases, Tapes #1-3.
released August 26, 2016
Recorded & Mixed by: Hoops (April, May 2016)
Mastered by: Carl Saff
Art by: Jenna Beasley
I really, really, really like this album for several reasons! First of all and the most important, the music is blissful Dream-Pop and part Surf/Indie Rock, which somehow melts together in a kettle of sound and comes out the other end sounding polished, sexy, and fun! Keep it up, I look forward to the next LP! Once again, all the tracks on here are superb, so it really is a dart throw when it asks me to pick my favorite song. Charlie Mayer