Hoops Share New Single/Video "On Top," Announce First Full Headlining Tour

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Up-and-coming Indiana indie-poppers Hoops recently announced Routines, their much-anticipated debut LP, and today they’ve delivered its second single, “On Top,” with a visual treatment to match. This is only the band’s second-ever music video, following “Cool 2” back in October of 2016.

“I just felt like writing a cheesy feel-good positive song,” said Hoops vocalist and bassist Kevin Krauter of the track, which is buoyed by upbeat lyrics and some gorgeous guitar work. Krauter is just one of the quartet’s three songwriters, who often swap instruments and stage positions when the band performs live. The charmingly lo-fi “On Top” video finds them doing just that on public access TV—slowly but surely, the boundaries of the show begin to blur, until a viewer somehow finds himself on set.

Routines is due out May 5 via Fat Possum—find out more about the record here. Watch the “On Top” video above, check out the band’s newly announced headlining tour stops below (and get tickets here) and find out why Hoops landed on our list of SXSW 2017’s best sets here.

Hoops Tour Dates:

May
15 – New Orleans, La. @ Gasa Gasa *
17 – Dallas, Texas @ Three Links *
18 – Houston, Texas @ White Oak Music Hall *
19 – Austin, Texas @ The Sidewinder *
21 – Santa Fe, N.M. @ Meow Wolf *
22 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Valley Bar *
23 – San Diego, Calif. @ Casbah *
25 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Brick & Mortar Music Hall *
27 – Portland, Ore. @ Mississippi Studios *

June
01 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ 7th St. Entry *
02 – Milwaukee, Wis. @ Cactus Club *
06 – Columbus, Ohio @ Ace of Cups
07 – Washington, D.C. @ DC9 ^
09 – Allston, Mass. @ Great Scott ^
10 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Boot & Saddle ^
12 – Montreal, Quebec @ Brasserie Beaubien ^
13 – Ottawa, Ontario @ Pressed ^
14 – Toronto, Ontario @ The Baby G ^
15 – Detroit, Mich. @ El Club ^
17 – Indianapolis, Ind. @ The Hi-Fi

(* = w/ PARTS)
(^ = w/ Joy Again)

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