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  • Record Label: Fat Possum
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Lo-Fi, Indie Pop, Dream Pop, Shoegaze
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On Letting Go
I looked over the garden wall This whole circus of cellphone calls Till then you found me Run weary and out of practice High strung in a basement bar... See the rest of the song lyrics
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
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  1. May 11, 2017
    85
    Simply put, this is the best dream/jangle-pop debut since the aforementioned Oshin and an absolute must for fans of this genre.
  2. May 11, 2017
    80
    For now, we’ve been gifted a damn fine collection of songs and we would be remiss to not soak them in.
  3. May 16, 2017
    80
    Throughout, though, the sound is so consistent, alluring, and distinctive that it's hard to believe that they have all three members contributing songs here.
  4. May 16, 2017
    70
    The versatility of core members Auscherman, Kevin Krauter, and Keagan Beresford--each of whom writes, sings, and swaps instruments--affords them chances to try on different masks, a huge strength despite some inevitable flat results.
  5. Jun 19, 2017
    70
    It’s a summer record if ever there was one--with even the opening track being named Sun’s Out. It’s a great introduction to the record, where a punchy snare, an uncomplicated bassline and a heat-warped guitar lick combine so easily that it takes a few of Drew Auschermann’s lyrics to be delivered before you even realize they’re there.
  6. May 11, 2017
    68
    As with many of the bands they take after, Hoops don’t offer a ton of variation from track to track. It’s the subtle shifts that keep Routines interesting.
  7. May 11, 2017
    60
    Routines isn’t an album that’s going to change the world, but it is a pretty good reminder to stop, slow down and take things in once in a while.
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