By Lauren Patterson, Contributor
[Photo courtesy of James Lacroix]
Indie-pop band and Indiana natives Hoops are back with new single, “They Say,” which was released on Tuesday, November 12. The single marks the band’s first musical release since their debut album, Routines, in 2017.
“Hoops’ groovy comeback track foregrounds Beresford’s array of retro synths and Krauter’s deft bass playing, de-emphasizing the band’s trademark washed-out guitars for the most part. The result lands halfway between Earth, Wind & Fire’s ‘September‘ and Passion Pit’s ‘Sleepyhead,’ with a carefree Krauter singing, ‘They say / the very best in life is free / No need to compromise a thing / so, baby, wipe those tears away,'” said Paste Magazine about the track.
Hoops’ lead singer Drew Auscherman began his solo music career in his bedroom, eventually gathering friends and forming Hoops. Today, Hoops is composed of Drew Auscherman, Kevin Krauter and Keagan Beresford.
Early in their career, Hoops released multiple different projects before signing with Fat Possum Records, an independent record label associated with their self-titled Hoops EP, Tapes #1-3, debut album and latest single.
Shortly after the release of Routines in 2017, the band took to their Facebook page to announce a break, during which they would focus on their personal lives for a while. Now, with the release of “They Say,” the band is back.
Alongside the single, Hoops have announced that they are playing a show at The Dance in New York City on December 4. Tickets will be available on their blog here.
Listen to “They Say” below.