Hop Along going on tour, playing Swerp Mansion ————- (song streams, dates)
Philly-based group Hop Along welcomed their new full-length album, Get Disowned, earlier this year. They've already visited Chicago on tour in support of the LP, to perform at Swerp Mansion as part of Gnar Fest 2012, and are set to return to the venue for a show on October 3. Support has yet to be added for that show, and tickets will be for sale at the door. Hop Along's full fall schedule is listed at the bottom of this post.
Get Disowned is a strong release for the trio, who float freely between jangly folk and alternative rock. The album kicks off with a mostly acoustic track called "Some Grace," which showcases the powerful vocals of singer Frances Quinlan. That track is followed by a great fuzzy rock song called "Tibetan Pop Stars," that includes emotional stop-and-start sections where Frances is briefly unaccompanied by drummer Mark Quinlan, bassist Tyler Long, and her guitar. She shines in these moments, straining her vocal chords to hit just the right notes. The rest of Get Disowned is great too; it's one of the more striking albums I've heard this year. Take a listen to the album in its entirety at the bottom of this post, and hey, purchase a digital copy if you're so inclined.
All Hop Along tour dates and a stream of Get Disowned are below...
Hop Along -- 2012 Tour Dates
Sept 08 - Albany, NY @ Restoration Festival w/ Sgt Dunbar, Mount Eerie, Sharon Von Etten
Sept 09 - SUNY Purchase, NY w/ Swearin'
Sept 10 - Boston, MA @ TBA
Sept 11 - Lowell, MA @ the ant cellar w/ PURE FUN and more!
Sept 12 - Portland, ME @ Poland St w/ The Milkman's Union and more!!
Sept 13 - Burlington, VT @ 242 Main w/ Bleeding Fractals, Tyler Daniel Bean, and Lie Captive
Sept 14 - Red Hook, NY @ The Root Cellar (Bard College)
September 26 - Kung Fu Necktie w/ Jason Anderson and Little Light, 8 pm (21+, sorry!)
September 29 - Pittsburgh, PA @ TBA
September 30 - Columbus, OH @ Carabar w/ Tin Armor
Oct 01 - Detroit, MI @ Trumbullplex w/ Jason Anderson, and Paul Baribeau
Oct 02 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The DAAC w/ Charles the Osprey, and Peace Be Still
Oct 03 - Chicago, IL @ Swerp Mansion w/ TBA
Oct 04 - Bloomington, IN @ TBA
Oct 05 - Fairfield, IA @ Beauty Shop w/ TBA
Oct 06 - Omaha, NE @ The Sandbox w/ TBA
Oct 07 - Denver, CO @ Unit-E w/ TBA
Oct 08 - Provo, UT @ Muse Music Cafe w/ TBA
Oct 09 - Idaho Falls @ TBA
Oct 11 - Seattle, WA @ Blacklodge
Oct 12 - Portland, OR @ Jurassic Park w/ Duck Little Brother Duck, and Living Rheum
Oct 13 - Oakland, CA @ 1234-GO! w/TBA
Oct 14 - San Francisco @ Thee Parkside w/ Wild Moth
Oct 15 - Eagle Rock @ Center for the Arts w/ Joyce Manor
Oct 16 - San Diego @ Che Cafe w/ TBA
Oct 17 - Phoenix, AZ @ TBA
Oct 18 - Albuquerque, NM********* HELP!!!!*****
Oct 20 - Austin, TX @ Red 7 w/ Hospitality and TEEN
Oct 21 - Baton Rouge, LA**********HELP!!!*******
Oct 22 - Birmingham, AL @ The Forge w/ TBA
Oct 23 - Tallahassee, FL @ The Shark Tank w/ TBA
Oct 24 - Tampa, FL @ Transitions Art Gallery pre fest!!
Oct 26, 27, 28 - FEST GAINESVILLE --- (once we know where we are on the schedule, anyone want to throw us on some unofficial house shows??)
Oct 29 - Atlanta, GA @ The Black Out Lodge w/ Emperor X
Oct 30 - Raleigh, NC @ Duke Coffeehouse w/ TBA
Oct 31 - Greenville, NC @ The Tipsy Teapot (HALLOWEEN!!!!)
Nov 04 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire w/ The Sidekicks and Johnny Foreigner