What began as frontman Drew Auscherman's solo ambient project, Hoops ultimately became a quartet in 2014. Named for hoop houses in the greenhouses which Auscherman used to work in high school, Hoops draw on influences from Prefab Sprout and The Clientele, and recall the idea of breezy afternoons and sticky summer nights in both name and sound. The fuzzy, summer-primed Hoops EP followed the band's first releases, Tapes #1-3, which earned Hoops early praise from The FADER, Gorilla vs. Bear, NME, My Old Kentucky Blog, Gold Flake Paint, and more. Hoops are currently working on their debut album which is expected in 2017.
Hoops is: Drew Auscherman (vox, guitar), Kevin Krauter (vox, bass), Keagan Beresford (vox, keys, guitar), and James Harris (drums)