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Super Genuine

by Hoop

  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    'Super Genuine' on black vinyl LP with silkscreened jacket and lyrics sheet, via Decency Den Records.

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  • Cassette + Digital Album

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Marlin Spike 02:39
you are a blade sharp enough to carve my densest stone you’re a marlin spike, a marlin spike you loosened the knot, you loosened the knot you carved up your voice you had to tell me the way around your weakness instead of finding the reason for your hardship I held the note wondering the road it took to me I held the note suffering a deeper breath but still no rest you warmed up your voice you had to tell me the way around your weakness you hate to tell me you’re scared to lose me you hate to tell me you really need me you hate to admit you’ve changed
Good Dregs 02:04
I had nothing to say when our eyes met from far away hands drumming on your thighs and the space between your eyes you’re everybody’s face you keep reminding me of the taste of air in my mouth and the birds in the south cabin by the park the steward of the springs told us to find our own meaning and to grow our own wings we have come so far learning who we are can’t turn you down you’re the only one around it’s a ripe time to learn something new to learn new ways to love you
there’s a break in the feeling and I’m positive, I’m positive I can go no further speaking sign language to a blind man I am caught in the distance of your callousness, your cowardice I’m the only one who chooses every time I throw a stone I’m not trying to break you I’m just trying to break away I’m not here to please you nothing could make me stay I fought for you when I knew you wouldn't do the same for me I won’t be good in your neighborhood I’m your girl who got away I would sleep on the edge of your high-end Thermarest in my linen dress I could tear myself to pieces wishing you would comfort me lean my bare back on the baseboards feeling gullible and vulnerable take your ring back, take your things back you can’t hurt me anymore it’s more than I can take it’s more than I can give we’re not bound to go through with this this is no way to live I’m not trying to argue I’m saying what I have to say I’m not trying to break you nothing could make you tame I lied to you when I said there’s nowhere I’d rather be you’re an honest man with a decent plan and you’re not the one for me you hold me in a way that pushes me away I want you to hold me in a way that pushes me to be more like I am
second story window light lenses to shade eyes from the sun swell of longing to feel close will you limit or lighten my growth you bathe in salt I ride the flood no need to think run just because a call from my form is stronger than my constant response to thoughts in my mind bandage appears before wound feign to defend what I offer follow someone else’s path frustrate urges deny my needs try to be tough pre-emptive shroud my instinct's to guide not be my own guard my motion holds your empty weight send purpose down below silent wake
in a safe place, nothing but free time I let myself get carried away staying up late doing projects I can’t sleep cause I’m excited for the next day come on Michael slow down remember why you chose to come you have no excuse son you have got to make time for everyone surrender yourself and at the same time explore yourself tend the fires that made you in a strange place, not on my own time I’m sweetly weak and sore to the bone when the day’s done, I have no problem passing out hard, ‘cause I’m preparing for the next round come on Michael slow down embrace the way you chose to come temper your aggression cameras down, you’ll miss the motion bend your world and at the same time learn your world tell me when you’re hurting
Drawn to You 02:37
swam to the other side paddled back dry built a bridge to drive cruised along looking out, vapor is rising I heat up when you're around take what you want, working in retail we’re creeping out and leaving town I want this for no reason you're beside me, I'm unsettled feel a pulse up in my temples blood consumes my brain give in to the pull cast off what makes me stall yeah you're the one I'm drawn to you're witness to my fantasy hooked by a heated line roused deep will let my instinct guide it can’t be wrong blushing skin, reaching for contact knees quake, touching the ground breaking in, act on a feeling frenzied when I’m locked out when you hold back your attention check and balance your exertion hide interest, use caution how can I relate living by our weird moods super genuine yeah you're the one I'm drawn to I can't control my fantasy
Not by Care 04:21
falling fever bearing raw gums teething kindness crying lavender spilling color breathing your sound leaving torment renew sureness completed by surroundings not by care to seek warm touch to believe strongly to dig through snow to sense my drive vision grainy reflex reeling dark sky waking longest morning I’m whole I fill me with patience not with mirrored joy etching the inside bending blindly supple hand
Void Touch 02:29
his touch is void won’t deceive me, harm free inside, back out stretching to the ceiling too loose a tie ends are wearing to lean, to be a resource to depend on he keeps far from my diary, page three is blank to keep hounds from reading rewrite the lines ruin the ending the verse, it sticks empathy to blind curves was not built into his timeframe see the distance getting better unconditional understanding take out screen door, weather permits
stayed overlong exhausted reserves timely return to center ground when I check my display it’s the end of the song and for you deliberate pause lighting a match to keep warm won’t do for the rest of the night fires drained try to ignore persistent approach pressure increased patience tried when you push, I draw back then you hide and I want more you can’t give me quality and I draw a finer line when you push, you trespass in I can’t learn to say no I light match after match and find no way through, my root retracts making a chart to keep track of the risk file away a folded impulse a delusion, a draw a major expense now I retreat to get focus back
spacious surface stays dry if you don’t ask for help share your message, honest I can keep it near what draws you back eastward? people? landscapes? climate? you want something different or one place that holds true I offer quiet labor and peaceful gesture to soothe, to soothe defenses and I’m feeling bad for the moment I’ll be alright before you know it lend me your hand, I won’t hold it in or hold you under when I’m feeling anxious; often I have to focus to listen to know your tone
water to rinse my hands blessing my fingertips this morning I feel like I have no history long look, slow reply offer turns warning sent away my goodbyes what could come tonight? false bay through the lens and air like wine use the leverage you were born to driving around the bend deserting a figurine bury beneath the soft stone reasons requirements I am basking in my easy tone keeping still and I’m free to go


Super Genuine is a soft rock album for people who are sorting out unhealthy dynamics, whether it’s with a friend, a partner, a family member, an authority figure, or the dystopian reality we all live in.

  Hoop began as a recording project between songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Caitlin Roberts (Tool, Versing, The Berries, Autococoon) and Nich Wilbur (New Issue) at Wilbur’s studio The Unknown in Anacortes, WA, while Roberts was living around the block from the studio in 2014. The recording exhibits sparse yet driving instrumentation and calm distortion, iced with Roberts’ deliberate vocal performance, and hi-fi ear-candy vocal cameos from Allyson Foster (Mount Eerie, LAKE, Stephen Steinbrink), Briana Marela, and Hannah Stephens.


released May 19, 2017


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Hoop Seattle, Washington

soft rock band expressing the feelings we get from knowing people, learning about the world we
live in, and making our own worlds

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