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Jul 31, 2020

In an Instagram post yesterday evening, Indiana indie pop band Hoops announced the dissolution of the group. The band’s statement came from frontman Drew Auscherman, and cited sexual abuse allegations against a former member as well as his “own personal issues of emotional abuse towards partners and friends” as the driving factors. The band was set to release a new album, Halo, on October 2 via Fat Possum, but after reaching out to a representative, the band’s publicist has confirmed to Under the Radar that Hoops have broken up and will not be releasing their new album. More

9 Best Songs of the Week: Madeline Kenney, METZ, Bartees Strange, Taylor Swift, and More

Plus Wye Oak, Hoops, Death Valley Girls, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jul 24, 2020

Welcome to the 29th Songs of the Week of 2020, the most exhausting year in recent memory. President Trump finally wore a mask and kind of admitted that things weren’t going so great in the fight against COVID-19 here in America. It seems inevitable that they are going to need to shut the economy down again if we are to get this thing under control—close the bars, restaurants, and beaches again for starters. Will it happen? More

Hoops Share New Song “Glad You Stayed”

Halo Due Out October 2 via Fat Possum

Jul 22, 2020

Indiana trio Hoops are releasing a new album, Halo, on October 2 via Fat Possum. Now they have shared a new from it, “Glad You Stayed.” The band’s Keagan Beresford wrote the song and says it was inspired by the attempted suicide of a friend of the band. More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Jessie Ware, Dinner Party, Lianne La Havas, Oceanator, and More

Plus Cults, Hoops, Flock of Dimes, Silverbacks, and a Wrap-up of the Week’s Other Notable New Tracks

Jun 26, 2020

Welcome to the 25th Songs of the Week of 2020. We’re almost halfway through this trying year! Yay? Thanks in part to ineffective leadership at the top, coronavirus cases have skyrocketed across the land. All we can say to that is: wear a mask!!! More

Hoops Announce New Album, Share New Song “Fall Back”

Halo Due Out October 2 via Fat Possum

Jun 24, 2020

Indiana trio Hoops have announced a new album, Halo via Fat Possum, and shared a new song from it, “Fall Back.” More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Wye Oak, Modest Mouse, Wolf Parade, Neon Indian, and More

Plus Moses Sumney, Andy Shauf, Grimes, Hoops, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Nov 15, 2019

Welcome to another Songs of the Week. Lots of big songs this week from some notable artists, so the pickings weren’t slim. More

Nov 13, 2019

Hoops never exactly split up, but they did announce in 2017, after the release of their debut album, Routines, the same year, that they were going on an indefinite hiatus to focus on other projects outside of the band. Luckily for fans of Hoops, the Indiana band are back with a new song “They Say,” which is out now via Fat Possum. More

Jun 13, 2017

The Drums are releasing a new album, “Abysmal Thoughts” (the quote marks are part of the title), this Friday (June 16) via ANTI-. Previously they shared its first single, “Blood Under My Belt,” as well as a video for the song, and the tracks “Heart Basel” and “Head of the Horse.” More

Nine Albums Out Today Worth Hearing: Slowdive, Perfume Genius, POND, Mac DeMarco, and More

Plus The Afghan Whigs, Blondie, Black Lips, Fazerdaze, and Amanda Palmer & Edward Ka-Spel

May 05, 2017

Here we highlight nine albums due out today that we feel are most worth hearing. We have also included Amazon links for each album. If you click through those links and buy the album (or anything else on Amazon once you’ve clicked through) then Amazon rewards us with a sales percentage. More


May 09, 2017

We are lucky to live in an era where great dream-pop revival artists are abundant, but Bloomington, Indiana’s Hoops immediately stands out from the crowded field with their absolutely terrific and addictive debut full-length album. More