The Clientele

The Clientele

Hoops

Fri, November 3, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:30 pm

Boot and Saddle

Philadelphia, PA

$15.00

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This event is 21 and over

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The Clientele
The Clientele
The Clientele formed a long time ago in the backwoods of suburban Hampshire, playing together as kids at school, rehearsing in a thatched cottage remote from any kind of music scene, but hypnotized by the magical strangeness of Galaxie 500 and Felt and the psych pop of Love and the Zombies.

Singer Alasdair MacLean still recalls a pub conversation where the band collectively voted that it was OK to be influenced by Surrealist poetry but not OK to have any shouting or blues guitar solos. From that moment on, they put their stamp on a kind of eerie, distanced pure pop, stripped to its essentials and recorded quickly to 4-track analogue tape.

Instantly identifiable, The Clientele sound like no one else, although they are cited as an influence by bands as diverse as Spoon and the Fleet Foxes. It’s been said that the greatest bands always create their own individual sound; The Clientele have gone one further and created their own world.

—Orson Absence
Hoops
Hoops
Hoops, a Bloomington, Indiana based four-piece, conjures the idea of breezy afternoons and sticky summer nights - both in name and sound. Not named for the sweltering blacktop accompaniment, nor the waist-slinging hobby, but for hoop houses in the greenhouses where founding member Drew worked in high school. All told, Hoops began as Drew's solo ambient project. Over the course of 2014's (particularly sweltering) summer in Bloomington, Hoops naturally filled out into a four-piece lineup featuring; Drew Auscherman, Kevin Krauter, Keagan Beresford, and James Harris.

To date, Hoops has self-released three tapes which draw on influences such as Prefab Sprout and The Clientele. After playing occasional shows around Indiana, the guys slowly began taking weekend trips to nearby midwestern cities. Early adopters My Old Kentucky Blog and Gorilla vs. Bear were soon joined by the likes of FADER, Gold Flake Paint, NME and more in their praise of Hoops.

Still ingrained in the Bloomington music scene (Drew plays in Gum, Daguerreotype, Manneqin), their tapes are available to stream on YouTube - as well as other bands' tapes from around town. Hoops recently pressed "Tape #3" which contains all three tapes in one and is available to order by emailing the band.

Hoops self-titled EP is due out August 26th on Fat Possum.
Venue Information:
Boot and Saddle
1131 S Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19112
http://www.bootandsaddlephilly.com/contact/