On first glance, this record looks like it will be pure Jade Tree Records circa 1998. As soon as I put the record on, I realized that looks can be quite telling. The sound here is exactly the kind of late-’90s emo that it looks like. The postcard-style design on the back cover is just right, as this band sounds like an exact mix of all of the bands on the Post Marked Stamps 7” series. Yup, if you still listen to Compound Red, Ethyl Meserve, Giants Chair, and the like, you are going to love Hooper.
–frame (Snappy Little Numbers)