Thin Lips (ex-Dangerous Ponies) opening for Hop Along and playing other dates (stream their new EP)
by Andrew Sacher
One of the openers on Hop Along's upcoming tour is their Philly neighbors Thin Lips, who play both NYC shows. Thin Lips are a good match, because both bands share a knack for crunchy power pop and powerhouse vocals. Thin Lips singer Chrissy Tashjian used to front the band Dangerous Ponies (maybe you caught them in Brooklyn with Laura Stevenson and Lady Lamb?), who recorded a lot of their stuff with producer Joe Reinhart (now of Hop Along). Fellow Dangerous Ponies members Kyle Pulley and Michael Tashjian (Chrissy's brother) back her in Thin Lips, and Michael and a couple other DP members are now in The Weaks, who collaborated with Hop Along singer Frances Quinlan and also named a song after her (which is also a Nirvana pun).
Their debut EP, Divorce Year, is due next week (5/5) via Seagreen Records (pre-order), and -- perhaps not surprisingly, given their history playing together -- it has Thin Lips sounding like a seasoned and confident band right out of the gate. A full stream premieres below.
Thin Lips and Hop Along will hit NYC on May 5 at Rough Trade, which also has Crying on the bill, and May 10 at Baby's All Right. Tickets for Rough Trade and Baby's are still available. Thin Lips have other dates without Hop Along too. All are listed, with the EP stream, below.
Thin Lips -- 2015 Tour Dates
May 1st - College Park, MD - Mad Ox House
May 2nd - Lehigh Valley, PA - Alternative Gallery
May 3rd - Lancaster Pennsylvania - The Lizard Lounge
May 5th - Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade*
May 6th - Hamden, CT - The Space*
May 7th - Portland, ME @ Space Gallery*
May 8th - Allston, MA @ Great Scott*
May 9th - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer*
May 10th - Brooklyn, NY @ Baby's All Right*
* - supporting Hop Along