Seattle four-piece Hoop are releasing their debut album, Super Genuine, next month, and a few weeks ago we shared their first single from it, “Marlin Spike.” Its follow-up, “Baseboards,” is just as dreamy, and it also contains the same kind of depressive undertone beneath the pleasant surface. This one’s a duet with fellow Seattle musician Briana Marela, and her voice blends with Caitlin Roberts in a pinched echo chamber as they reflect on a relationship in which they’re not getting what they need: “I could tear myself to pieces wishing you would comfort me,” they sing. “Lean my bare back on the baseboards/ Feeling gullible and vulnerable.” The track ends in a swirling coda that’s reminiscent of Braids: “You hold me in a way that pushes me away.” Listen to it below.
04/18 Funzone @ Santa Barbara, CA *
04/19 Taylor Junction @ Joshua Tree, CA *
04/20 Top Space @ LA, CA *
04/21 Perch Coffee House @ Oakland, CA
04/22 Outer Space @ Arcata, CA *
* w/ Briana Marela