UNVEIL NEW TRACK ‘TEXAS FUNERAL’
ALBUM ‘PAINTED SHUT’ OUT MAY 4TH VIA SADDLE CREEK
“Painted Shut might just end up being the best album of the year” – VICE
“Frances Quinlan … boasts one of indie rock’s most pungent and potent voices…” – Pitchfork
“A triumphant blast of furious melodic noise that will have you flipping over tables with a smile.” – Stereogum
“Hop Along’s Francis Queen sings like she’s ready to chew up the world as it has her” – NME
“Clench your fists. Raise them high. Here’s a rallying cry if ever there was one” – DiS
The four-piece showcase another slice of their enigmatic indie pop with new single ‘Texas Funeral’,offering fans a further preview of their forthcoming album. The track is a propulsive pop anti-anthem, which builds & builds as the track ascends to its roaring peak.
Painted Shut is a record of lush compositions, fuzzed-out guitar riffs and captivating vignettes that tell vivid stories of desperation and weary awakening. It pays homage to post-punk luminaries, while simultaneously driving home a sound that is contemporary, emotive and challenging to define.
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) onPainted Shut. The album is now available for pre-order at the Saddle Creek Online Store.
Often depicted on Painted Shut are the two lives of legendary (though generally unknown) musicians Buddy Bolden and Jackson C. Frank, who were plagued with mental illness until their penniless deaths. It touches upon accounts of poverty, abuse, greed; and banal, sub-par behavior. The songs present themselves unencumbered despite the difficult subject matter, at times both jubilant and irreverent. Revered for their electrifying live show, Hop Along will kick off a national US tour this May.
UK dates to be announced soon.
Hop Along Tour Dates:
5/5: Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade
5/6: Hamden, CT @ The Space
5/7: Portland, ME @ SPACE Gallery
5/8: Allston, MA @ Great Scott
5/9: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
5/10: Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right
5/13: Washington, DC @ Black Cat Backstage
5/14: Richmond, VA @ The Camel
5/15: Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
5/16: Atlanta, GA @ Drunken Unicorn
5/18: Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
5/19: Austin, TX @ The Mohawk- Inside
5/21: Albuquerque, NM @ Sister
5/22: Tucson, AZ @ The Flycatcher
5/23: Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
5/26: San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
5/28: Portland, OR @ Doug Fir Lounge
5/29: Seattle, WA @ Chop Suey
5/30: Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
6/1: Boise, ID @ Neurolux
6/2: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
6/3: Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
6/4: Omaha, NE @ Slowdown
6/5: Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
6/6: Pittsburgh, PA @ Cattivo
6/7: Toronto, ON @ The CAVE at Lee’s Palace
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