HOP ALONG reveal new video ‘Powerful Man’- Album ‘Painted Shut’ out this week via Saddle Creek & full stream online now.

May 6, 2015






“Painted Shut might just end up being the best album of the year” – VICE

“If this outstanding record doesn’t wake everyone else up, nothing on earth will” 4/5 – DIY 

“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

“An album of endearing and affecting indie rock, primed to soundtrack the summer” 8/10 – NME

“Clench your fists. Raise them high. Here’s a rallying cry if ever there was one” – DiS

Philadelphia’s Hop Along release their highly anticipated second full-length album ‘Painted Shut’ on Saddle Creek this week & the band share their new video for album standout track ‘Powerful Man’, as well as streaming their new record in full online.

A song of swelling guitars over a melodic frenzy, the video for ‘Powerful Man‘ was painted, printed and animated by Cat Park, Frances Quinlan, and Craig Scheihing. It aims to reflect the turmoil of life blended with the beauty of understanding and acceptance.

‘Painted Shut’ is laden with lush compositions, fuzzed-out guitar riffs and captivating vignettes that tell vivid stories of desperation and weary awakening. The tracks payshomage to post-punk luminaries, while simultaneously driving home a sound that’s 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) on Painted Shut. Hop Along will kick off a national headlining tour with an album release throwdown in NYC on May 5th.

Hop Along National 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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