Hop Along Dubbed “Best of 2015” (so far)
VICE’s Noisey + Many More!
“Drivers Pick The Music” Band-Curated
Exclusive Spotify Playlist Released Today
Featured Guest on Latest USA Today “Dad Rock” Podcast
Playing Select Summer Dates, More TBA!
7/25: Philadelphia, PA @ XPoNential Music Festival
8/12: Cleveland, OH @ Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
8/23: Los Angeles, CA @ FYF Fest
9/5: Philadelphia, PA @ Made In America Festival
9/19: Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
9/20: Toronto, ON @ Toronto Urban Roots Festival
Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez
Following the release of Hop Along’s critically acclaimed Painted Shut on May 5th via Saddle Creek, the record continues to garner national attention! In addition to being the featured guest on the latest USA Today “Dad Rock” Podcast, the band has become a staple on the mid-year “Best of 2015” lists, including Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, SPIN, NPR, Alternative Press, Stereogum, Paste, and VICE’s Noisey
Today, the band reveals their “Drivers Pick The Music” Spotify Playlist curated over the course of their extensive U.S. tour in support of the new record. Each band member selected 6 songs for “Drivers Pick The Music”. Can you figured out who picked each song? Listen HERE
Painted Shut is available at the Saddle Creek Online Store, iTunes, Amazon and independent record stores everywhere. Captivating stories of desperation and weary awakening and fuzzed out grunge guitar riffs are playfully stitched together by charismatic frontwoman Frances Quinlan. Recorded and mixed by John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Dinosaur Jr, Sonic Youth) in Philadelphia and Brooklyn, Frances is joined by Mark Quinlan (drums), Tyler Long(bass) and Joe Reinhart (guitar) on Painted Shut. Revered for their electrifying live show, Hop Along is playing select dates this summer with additional dates to be announced!
“Frances Quinlan’s voice would kill us even if the perfectly rendered lyrics, which detail the power dynamics at play in a mortifying chance encounter, didn’t do the job.”
“Hop Along know how to make these tiny moments feel huge.”
– Rolling Stone, 4-stars
“blends folk-style story-songs with emotive vocals, jangly guitars and driving beats”
– USA Today
“Painted Shut is honest and fierce, a messy masterpiece helmed by a totally singular voice.”
– Alternative Press
“It’s an album full of stealth and obsessive desires for an intense connection…”
“Years from now, this will be the band we will tell a younger generation about, bragging that we saw the mighty Hop Along, and that we remember Frances Quinlan’s voice, and how it knocked us to our fucking knees”.
– VICE’s Noisey
“Painted Shut is a prickly, unfettered masterpiece.”
“ …the tones here are bright and pristine—but the subject matter is far from it.”