Hop Along ‘Painted Shut’ Album Stream Drops w/ SPIN, Nat’l Tour Kicks Off in NYC 5/5, LP Out 5/4 via Saddle Creek

Hop Along

Painted Shut Out May 4 via Saddle Creek,
Full Album Stream Revealed w/ SPIN Today

National Headlining Tour Kicks Off
w. Release Show @ Rough Trade NYC, 5/5!

“Painted Shut features a pack of taut, guitar-driven tracks that come topped with Quinlan’s uniquely throat-ripping vocals, which are as thoughtfully unpolished as they are unmistakable.” SPIN

“ …the tones here are bright and pristine—but the subject matter is far from it.”FADER

The words stem from places of frustration and even darkness, but the music is pure, riff-churning headlong joy.” – NPR (David Dye, World Café)

“Painted Shut might just end up being the best album of the year.” VICE’s Noisey

“Frances Quinlan … boasts one of indie rock’s most pungent and potent voices…” Pitchfork

I have never heard a voice quite like Frances Quinlan’s.” Vulture, 12 Best New Songs of the Week

“Painted Shut is less a vast departure from what Hop Along have created previously than a confident leap forward, in terms of musicianship, storytelling, and studio mastery.” Village Voice

Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez
Philadelphia’s Hop Along will release their highly anticipated sophomore full-length album Painted Shut, May 4th on Saddle Creek. Known for their enigmatic indie-pop meets growling guitar grunge, Painted Shut is a record of lush compositions, fuzzed-out guitar riffs and captivating vignettes that tell vivid stories of desperation and weary awakening. The album is now available for pre-order at the Saddle Creek Online Store.

The band has shared a handful of tracks off Painted Shut, and today they are thrilled to reveal the long awaited full album stream with SPIN. Hop Along will kick off a national headlining tour with an album release throwdown in NYC on May 5th, giving fans ample time to spend with the album before the band comes through their town. Revered for their electrifying live show, be sure to catch them in a city near you!

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. Often depicted on the album 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.

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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