Hop Along ‘Painted Shut’ Available Today, Video Drops w/ PAPER + Nat’l Headlining Tour Starts 5/5 in NYC

Hop Along

Painted Shut Available Today
“Powerful Man” Video Premiered w/ PAPER,

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

Photo Credit: Shervin Lainez
Philadelphia’s Hop Along release their highly anticipated sophomore full-length album Painted Shut on Saddle Creek today! With accolades from NPR, NY Magazine’s Vulture, SPIN, Pitchfork, Village Voice and more, the record 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.

The band recently share the long awaited full album stream and today they reveal the video for album track “Powerful Man” which was painted, printed and animated by Cat Park, Frances Quinlan, and Craig Scheihing. A song of swelling guitars over a melodic frenzy, the “Powerful Man” video reflects turmoil of life blended with the beauty of understanding and acceptance.

“Powerful Man” video premiered with PAPER Magazine
and we encourage you to post & share.

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. Revered for their electrifying live show, be sure to catch them in a city near you!

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
6/13: Rehoboth Beach, DE @ Dogfish Head Brewery
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“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.”

“Hop Along spins anger into indie-rock gold”

” …a sound that filtered Quinlan’s storytelling through the rough, emotionally unguarded approach of bands like Rilo Kiley or Bright Eyes—bands who turned diary entries into anthems and vulnerability into a shuddering kind of power.”
– Pitchfork

“It’s a beautiful, brutally honest, sometimes ugly record, and it’s one of the best releases of the year so far.

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

“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

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

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