Hop Along – “Powerful Man” Video

Hop Along released their excellent new album, Painted Shut, today, along with this animated video for the single “Powerful Man.” Painted Shut spews instrumental pop sensibilities, with any potential to sound saccharine thwarted by Frances Quinlan’s distinct vocal rasp and knee-to-the-gut lyrical honesty. Throughout Hop Along’s new record, Quinlan sounds really fucking angry, and nowhere […]


Stream Hop Along Painted Shut

Hop Along’s Painted Shut is a prickly, unfettered masterpiece. Building off the charms of their 2012 debut, the Philadelphia band has crafted a thrilling, back-breaking rollercoaster of a record. It’s an album with a sense of history, one of people moving through life and trying to follow their ambitions and do their best, but consistently […]


Hop Along – “Powerful Man”

Hop Along are the latest of several great acts to emerge from Philadelphia — is there something in the water over there right now? The pop punk group are readying their sophomore album Painted Shut, which will be out late in April. Today they’ve shared “Powerful Man,” and it builds on the razor sharp rawness […]