Two weeks ago, through searching for new music to share right here on newsickmusic.com, I found a little Philadelphia band called Hop Along worthy of some attention. I declared myself a fan. Today, the band released the second single from their upcoming album Painted Shut titled “Powerful Man”. Give it a listen.
And find my initial impressions of the band as well as their first single, “Waitress”, here.
Hop Along just keeps getting better for me. This melodic, intense song discusses abuse, fear, and power in relationships. No one, I’m realizing, can bring this across in quite the same way as Frances Quinlan with her raw, sometimes sandpaper, sometimes sugar-water voice.
Painted Shut will be released May 5th through Saddle Creek and can be pre-ordered here.