Hoops – “Routines” [Fat Possum Records]

The members of Hoops are what one might call a talented bunch of fellows, each with enough musicality to front their own band and yet they have all managed to combined their musical talents together into one project without any member overshadowing another. Three of the members sing on their debut album, giving the record a different musical flavor as each singer takes over, and meanwhile the instruments may be swapped between band members between any given song with no drop in sound quality whatsoever. It is no surprise then that the band came together and made a killer indie rock record for their first official album. With bright chords, shifts between upbeat moments and more spaced out slow songs, and crisp instrumentals throughout, the band encompasses everything that any respectable indie rock group would want to be able to do, and they do it well.

Label: Fat Possum Records
Play: 2, 3, 6, 9
FCC: 7
RIYL: Real Estate, Tennis, Whitney

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