Hop Along have had a very busy 2018 with the release of their great new album Bark Your Head Off, Dog (which has landed on year-end lists from Rolling Stone, NPR, Touche Amore's Jeremy Bolm, Slaughter Beach, Dog/Modern Baseball's Jake Ewald, and others). We also asked singer Frances Quinlan what her favorite albums of the year were, and she sent a list that includes Thin Lips (whose singer Chrissy Tashjian toured as a member of Hop Along all year), Dominic Angelella (who played guitar on Hop Along's 2012 album Get Disowned), Saintseneca, Adrianne Lenker, Hutch Harris, boygenius, Half Waif, and more. Her list also includes the Noname album twice. "I know it's wrong to put someone twice, but I just can't stress enough how hard this album hit me. Brilliant work," Frances said. Check out the full list below.
As mentioned, Hop Along are wrapping up the year with a New Year's run that includes a Boston show on 12/29 with Horse Jumper of Love followed by Asbury Park shows on 12/30 & 12/31 at Asbury Lanes with Diet Cig. Tickets for the Asbury Park shows are still available, and we're also giving away a pair. Enter via the contest widget below for a chance to win. A winner will be chosen at random and contacted with more info. Good luck!
Hop Along's only other upcoming date at the moment is Firefly Festival.
Frances Quinlan's Top 10 Albums of 2018
In no particular order:
Saintseneca - Pillar of Na
Noname - Room 25
Thin Lips - Chosen Family
Natalie Prass - The Future and the Past
Adrianne Lenker - Abysskiss
Dominic Angelella - Road Movie
Half Waif - Lavender
Hutch Harris - Only Water
Boygenius - Boygenius
Noname - Room 25 - I know it's wrong to put someone twice, but I just can't stress enough how hard this album hit me. Brilliant work.
Hop Along -- 2018/2019 Tour Dates
12/29/2018 Boston, MA / Paradise Rock Club w/ Horse Jumper of Love
12/30/2018 Asbury Park, NJ / Asbury Lanes w/ Diet Cig
12/31/2018 Asbury Park, NJ / Asbury Lanes w/ Diet Cig
06/23/2019 Dover, DE / Firefly Music Festival