Editors’ Notes After a run of excellent, home-recorded EPs, Indiana’s Hoops stepped into a proper studio for the first time to make their debut album. Cleaning up the hiss and distortion may have lessened their ramshackle charm, but it also accentuates the gorgeous melodies at the heart of their hazy psych-pop, particularly on the urgent, jangling “Rules” and the bittersweet “Burden.” Sun-bleached reverie persists throughout, but sparkling guitar and synth patterns ensure Routines is always hypnotizing.

SONG
Sun's Out
1
2:49
 
Rules
2
2:13
 
On Top
3
3:45
 
Benjals
4
2:19
 
Burden
5
3:05
 
On Letting Go
6
3:25
 
The Way Luv Is
7
2:01
 
Management
8
3:37
 
All My Life
9
2:43
 
Underwater Theme
10
2:20
 
Worry
11
4:23