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Thursday, April 20, 2017


Got this one a few days ago, it's a goodie........good review enclosed as well, so I will include
it.....remember, since my surgery, I've had time to listen to a LOT of stuff......this one sticks in my memory as much as most any of them.

Bloomington, Ind., indie-pop four-piece Hoops made quite a name for themselves with their acclaimed 2016 EP, and after an all-too-long wait, the band has announced their much-anticipated debut full-length. Today Hoops have unveiled Routines, due out in May; shared lead single “Rules,” which premiered today via The Fader; and set a slate of U.S./U.K. tour dates.
A press release describes Routines as “a bittersweet and honest record that sounds both warmly familiar and jarringly distinctive.” The album marks the band’s first sessions in an actual studio, as opposed to the four-track tape machine-assisted recordings in the living rooms and basements that produced the Hoops EP.
The increase in polish one might expect to accompany Hoops’ first foray into the studio is evident in the irresistibly slick “Rules,” which is loaded with the intoxicating guitar lines and murmured melodies we associate with this outfit. The single is a dizzying head rush that clocks in at just over two minutes and will surely have you pressing play several times in a sitting.
Hoops’ self-titled EP made our list of 2016’s best, with yours truly describing the band’s sound as “dreamy indie-pop that feels both hand-crafted and ethereal,” and gushing, “Hoops’ tantalizing EP has us heavy-breathing while waiting for a full-length.” Thank goodness the end of that wait is finally in sight.
Routines is due out May 5 on Fat Possum—you can preorder it here. Listen to “Rules” below, and further down, find the new album’s tracklist and album art, plus Hoops’ tour dates.

Sun's Out
 03:45 video
On Letting Go
The Way Luv Is
All My Life
Underwater Theme

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