Put On Hoops’ “Feelin Fine” And Pretend That Summer Is Forever

The Bloomington lo-fi crew debuts another killer guitar jam.

February 18, 2016

Bloomington, Indiana guitarist Drew Auscherman first started Hoops as an ambient solo project. After linking with bassist Kevin Krauter, drummer James Allen, and guitarist Keagan Beresford, Hoops blossomed into a full-fledged band dishing out sprightly lo-fi constructed with an attention to production and atmosphere that you'd expect from someone with a background in noise music. Following up the very good, very fuzzy "4U PT. 2," (which we named a song you need in your life a few weeks back) the four-piece is premiering their latest jam.

"Feelin Fine" is an aural capsule of summer; it's built on speedy, luminous guitar work and some murky melodies—the latter a little bit reminiscent of Real Estate's groggy earliest output. "The song is based on a melody Kevin wrote last year," Hoops told the FADER in an email. "We shaped it into a full arrangement over the course of a few recording sessions. We're all really into The Clientele, so that influenced a lot of the guitar." Hoops debut tape is out March 4th on Warm Ratio.

Tour dates:

3/3 Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge
3/9 Athens, OH - The RBG
3/12 Columbus, OH - Ace of Cups
4/1 Chicago, IL - The Observatory
4/2 Indianapolis, IN - State Street Pub
4/9 Bloomington, IN - WIUX Culture Shock
4/16 Indianapolis, IN - Luna Music RSD

Put On Hoops’ “Feelin Fine” And Pretend That Summer Is Forever