Hoops was born in frontman Drew Auscherman ’s teenage bedroom as a solo ambient and beat-driven project. 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. The Indiana band craft hyper-melodic songs, built around power-pop chords, deceptively complex drum patterns, and rock-anthem sentiments that hide some tellingly dark thoughts. Download “Rules” off Routines any time between May 22nd, and May 29th and learn more about Hoops at their Official Website, “Like” them on Facebook and follow them on Twitter.
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