Super Genuine

by Hoop

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

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    digital album releases May 19, 2017
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    CD in a jewel case courtesy of Jigsaw Records.

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    Get 'Super Genuine' on tape cassette, courtesy of Lost Sound Tapes.

    Includes digital pre-order of Super Genuine. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it's released.
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1.
02:39
2.
Good Dregs
3.
4.
Send Purpose Down
5.
Skiptracer (feat. Briana Marela)
6.
Drawn to You
7.
Not by Care
8.
Void Touch
9.
Folded Impuse (feat. Allyson Foster)
10.
To Know Your Tone (feat. Allyson Foster)
11.
Bask in Easy Tone

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February 1, 2017 -- Seattle, WA -- Music fans are thirsty for songs that help them process their frustrations with modern relationships. Super Genuine, the debut from Seattle four-piece Hoop, is a soft rock album for people who are sorting out unhealthy power dynamics, whether it’s with a friend, a partner, a family member, an authority figure, or the dystopian reality we all live in. On May 19th, Super Genuine will be available for purchase at www.DecencyDen.com, with digital distribution through Tidal, Bandcamp, and Spotify, and in LP and cassette formats.

  Hoop began as a recording project between songwriters and multi-instrumentalists Caitlin Roberts (Autococoon) and Nich Wilbur (Hungry Cloud Darkening) at Wilbur’s studio The Unknown in Anacortes, WA, while Roberts was living in town for eight months in 2014. The songs they created could only have been made in this pensive small-town environment. Wilbur’s minimalist taste and Roberts’ knack for melody merge to create a sound that is equal parts precise and soft. The recording exhibits sparse yet driving instrumentation and calm distortion, iced with Roberts’ moody, deliberate vocal performance, and Allyson Foster’s (Mount Eerie, LAKE, Stephen Steinbrink) hi-fi ear-candy vocal cameos. Super Genuine is grunge nostalgia augmented by the emotional intelligence of a 21st-century feminist and the sensibilities of a skilled producer.

  'Super Genuine' begins blithely with the juicy alt-rock of “Marlin Spike,” which eases into the lightweight riff of “Good Dregs,” and then enters “Baseboards,” a sprawling power ballad in which Briana Marela (appearing courtesy of Jagjaguwar Records) delivers a nearly-a-capella drone outro where she speaks of an isolating intimacy: “You hold me / in a way that / pushes me / away.” By the end of the first half of the record, the emotive undercurrent has only tugged at the listener’s toes. The songs on Side B are deeply personal and startlingly vulnerable. The arc of the album details Roberts’ struggle to trust her instincts, stand up for herself, and be authentic in a verbally abusive relationship.

  When Roberts moved away from Anacortes back to her larger community in Seattle, she found herself in a loving family of femmes in a warm and fiery house called the Womb Room. Housemates Leena Joshi (Sick Sad World) and Pamela Santiago (Gar Pal) quickly joined on drums and bass, bringing the album to life in a visceral way, playing parties and all-ages venues, often bringing audience members to tears, with new collaborative compositions written by the trio propelling the mix. Inge Chiles (Ings) joined Hoop after seeing them play and being moved by the songs; now, with the record out in the world, the foursome is poised to help people process their complex emotions on a much larger scale.

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releases 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

Caitlin Roberts
Pamela Santiago
Leena Joshi
Inge Chiles

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Track Name: Marlin Spike
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
Track Name: Baseboards (feat. Briana Marela)
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