I’ll admit to being new to the world of Hop Along, but after this fast-paced, lurching single, I’m ready to call myself a convert. Three parts indie, two parts rock, one part just plain fun. And with a spicy dash of punk spirit. What’s not to love?
Ready for some backstory? So was I. Frances Quinlan originally worked solo as “Hop Along, Queen Ansleis” before being joined by her brother, drummer Mark Quinlan. With the arrival of Tyler Long and Joe Reinhart — and with a shortened name — the band found itself complete and distinct in sound.
The single, “Waitress,” was released earlier today in preparation for their May 5th album release through Saddle Creek. The album will be titled Painted Shut and can be pre-ordered through the Saddle Creek website.
Previously, Hop Along has released an EP, Wretches in 2009, and an album Get Disowned in 2012.[upme view=compact id=10]