The sound of the new Hoops EP is like the sunlight dancing in the cool, breezy air of dusk. The release came at a perfect time, bidding adieu to the sweltering heat and settling in for the cool nights ahead. To celebrate the release of their self-titled debut, the Bloomington boys of Hoops will be coming home to The Bishop Wednesday night via Winspear to play with the Pills & Nice Try.
The EP is set to come out Friday on Fat Possum Records, but can be streamed now on the label’s Soundcloud:
You can also stream the EP over at The FADER. Patrick McDermott of The FADER comments on the production of the work:
“It’s jangly and waterlogged but also cacophonous, like a cassette-quality Wall of Sound or something that cult Brooklyn label Captured Tracks would have released in the late-aughts.”
The album was recorded in founder Drew Auscherman’s home. Hoops began as Drew’s solo ambient project, but members Kevin Krauter, Keagan Beresford, and James Harris were added in 2014.
After Wednesday’s show, the four embark on a 2-month tour, playing shows with Whitney and Car Seat Headrest.
08/24/16 – Bloomington, IN @ The Bishop +
08/26/16 – Indianapolis, IN @ LUNA Music
09/08/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club *
09/09/16 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency *
09/23/16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Midpoint Music Festival
09/24/16 – Champaign, IL @ The Pygmalion Festival
09/29/16 – Green Bay, WI @ Meyer Theatre (Backstage) ^
10/03/16 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In *
10/04/16 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *
10/05/16 – Durham, NC @ Duke Coffeehouse *
10/06/16 – Washington, DC @ DC9 *
10/07/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church *
10/09/16 – Allston, MA @ Great Scott *
10/10/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
10/11/16 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *
* w/ Whitney
^ w/ Car Seat Headrest
+ w/ The Pills & Nice Try
The showtime for Wednesday’s Bloomington date is 8:30, and tickets are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. The Bishop is an 18+ venue.