Hoops released their debut album Routines earlier this year, and today they properly release their early works Tapes #1-3. These tapes were all self-recorded and self-released before Fat Possum stumbled upon them on a YouTube channel by “Dave Osterman” – a.k.a. Hoops’ singer/guitarist Drew Auscherman. Previously only available as a limited 50-copy cassette tape run, all three collections are available now digitally and bundled on vinyl and cassette. Alongside the release, Hoops have also released a previously unseen video for “4U,” from Tape #2 and filmed at Auscherman’s house during the recording process. Hoops just finished touring with The Clientele and will continue on with The Drums and some headlining dates.
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. Fast forward to 2017, and Hoops have released three cassette tapes, last year’s self-titled EP, and this year’s debut LP Routines.
Hoops is Drew Auscherman (vox, guitar), Kevin Krauter (vox, bass), and Keagan Beresford (vox, keys, guitar).
11/10 – Memphis, TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe
11/28 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In +
11/29 – Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West +
11/30 – Orlando, FL @ The Social +
12/01 – Miami, FL @ Gramps +
12/02 – Tampa, FL @ Crowbar +
12/04 – Tallahassee, FL @ Club Downunder +
12/05 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks +
12/06 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall +
12/08 – Dallas, TX @ Trees +
12/09 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s +
12/10 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls +
12/11 – Santa Fe, NM @ Meow Wolf +
12/13 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren +
12/14 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas +
12/15 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory +
+ w/ The Drums