HOOPS – ” They Say “

Posted: November 14, 2019 in MUSIC
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Hoops End Hiatus, Share Their First New Song Since 2017

It’s been a little while since we’re heard from Indiana indie-pop trio HoopsDrew Auscherman, Kevin Krauter and Keagan Beresford . The band announced last summer they were going “on indefinite hiatus,” and they’ve been quiet since (save for Kevin Krauter’s excellent solo album and Beresford’s respective releases, which you should check out). That ends today with a pleasant surprise: Hoops have reunited after what a press release refers to as “a short but necessary break,” sharing their first new song since the spring 2017 release of their debut album “Routines”, the upbeat dance jam “They Say.”

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.”

It’s good to have Hoops back.

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