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Hoops Announces First Album With Another Spellbinding Guitar Jam

Listen To “Rules,” the hazy first taste of the Indiana band’s Routines LP.

Hoops Announces First Album With Another Spellbinding Guitar Jam James Lacroix

Hoops is on an upwards slope. After receiving a lot of love for their self-titled EP, the Indiana rock band has returned to announce their debut album, Routines, which comes out May 5 via Fat Possum. That record's short and sweet first single, "Rules," is premiering today on The FADER.


"Rules" is an expressionist, blissed-out pop song. Airy, uptempo guitars float on the surface, accompanied by bouncy bass and complex drum work. "We tried to mix things up a little more with these songs than we did with our other releases, but we still wanted this one to be a true-to-form guitar banger compacted into a short timeframe," Hoops told The FADER via email. "We always have a lot of fun taking a big, loud, song like this one and making it more concise. Drum machines are also sick.”

Stream "Rules" below, and check out the band's North American tour dates, too.

Tour dates:

2/18 - Norman, OK @ The Opolis
2/21 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom *
2/22 - San Diego, CA @ The Irenic *
2/24 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy Theatre *
2/25 - San Francisco, CA @ Noise Pop Music Festival *
2/27 - Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *
2/28 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos *
3/01 - Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret *
3/03 - Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room *
3/04 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater *
3/09 - Nashville, TN @ Freakin Weekend at The End
3/10 - Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover Music Festival
3/12-18 - Austin, TX @ SXSW
5/12-14 - Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Music Festival
5/24 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo ^
5/26-28 - George, WA @ Sasquatch Music Festival
6/08 - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right +

* w/ Tennis
^ w/ PARTS
+ w/ Joy Again

February 14, 2017
Hoops Announces First Album With Another Spellbinding Guitar Jam