Indiana-based four-piece Hoops make breezy, sun-soaked guitar pop that’s perfect for an early autumn weekend. Ahead of their show at Music Hall of Williamsburg opening for Talkhouse contributors Whitney, the band made us this eclectic playlist, spanning everything from laid-back r&b from Frank Ocean to New Zealand-based jangle pop from The Cleaners from Venus. Give it a listen and have a great weekend!
–Dave Lucas, Talkhouse Marketing Manager
Nx Worries – “Suede”
Anderson Paak’s voice on this song is sick and Knxwledge’s backing is perfect. The NPR Tiny Desk version of this song is also very sick.
Frank Ocean – “Nights”
The beat on this song flows really nicely. The last minute of this song is so beautiful.
CCTV – “God’s Will”
The guitar work on this track is crazy. It’s a banger for sure.
Eek-A-Mouse – “Ganja Smuggling”
A great song about the importance of having a good work ethic.
Blood Orange – “Augustine”
Some incredible production on this track. Really beautiful melodies.
The Cleaners from Venus – “Can’t Stop Holding On”
Great lo-fi guitar tones. A very anthemic pop banger.
Omni – “Wednesday Wedding”
Favorite chorus from a song this year. Some really sick guitar riffs as well.
Nick Drake – “Which Will”
Pink Moon is definitely a go-to autumn album. This song is beautiful and Nick Drake is an angel.
Warehouse – “Super Low”
The title track from our homies’ new album. This song rips.
Neil Young – “Lotta Love”
A real soft rock jam. The version by Nicolette Larson is also great.
(Photo credit: Daniel Topete)