by Andrew Sacher
Philly's Hop Along released their new album, Get Disowned, earlier this year and have been playing shows in support of it since. Now they've announced another extensive tour they'll be on for most of September and into November which hits Austin on October 20 at Red 7, supporting a solid bill of Hospitality and TEEN, as part of a tour those two bands will be on together. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Hop Along's Get Disowned came out this past May and has been criminally overlooked in indie rock circles since its release, considering how undeniably striking these songs are. Similarly to Swearin', there's a bit of Rainer Maria in the vocals, but Hop Along also feel rooted in the fuzz folk of Neutral Milk Hotel and The Microphones. And like Jeff Mangum and Phil Elverum, Hop Along singer Frances Quinlan is more interested in delivering raw emotion than worrying about precision. Standout tracks like "No Good Al Joad," "Laments," and "Tibetan Pop Stars" demand repeated listens, and on the latter, when Frances yelps, "Nobody deserves you the way that I do," you'll forget that emo was ever a bad word.
You can purchase the album at bandcamp, or stream it, along with a list of all upcoming dates, below.
Hop Along - Get Disowned
Hop Along -- 2012 Tour Dates
Sept 8 - Albany, NY @ Restoration Festival w/ Sgt Dunbar, Mount Eerie, Sharon Von Etten
Sept 9 - 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 1 - Detroit, MI @ Trumbullplex w/ Jason Anderson, and Paul Baribeau
Oct 2 - Grand Rapids, MI @ The DAAC w/ Charles the Osprey, and Peace Be Still
Oct 3 - Chicago, IL @ Swerp Mansion w/ TBA
Oct 4 - Bloomington, IN @ TBA
Oct 5 - Fairfield, IA @ Beauty Shop w/ TBA
Oct 6 - Omaha, NE @ The Sandbox w/ TBA
Oct 7 - Denver, CO @ Unit-E w/ TBA
Oct 8 - Provo, UT @ Muse Music Cafe w/ TBA
Oct 9 - 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 4 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Fire w/ The Sidekicks and Johnny Foreigner