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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.