Philadelphia’s Hop Along has signed to Saddle Creek! Hop Along’s 2012 LP, Get Disowned, which A.V. Club referred to as “nearly perfect”, received widespread acclaim across the board from Brooklyn Vegan to Punk News. Hop Along will enter the studio this week to begin work on their Saddle Creek debut, which will be produced by John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr., etc) and released in the Spring of 2015.
Hop Along has been busy over the past couple of years sharing the stage with Joyce Manor, Waxahatchee, Title Fight, Owls, Against Me, The Thermals, and more. The band will play a New Years Eve show at Johnny Brenda’s in Philadelphia to ring in 2015.
Frances Quinlan, singer of Hop Along, also joined Weezer on stage in Philadelphia at The Trocadero this past weekend to sing “Go Away” with Rivers Cuomo and company. This was just one week after the band played a sold out show on the same stage opening for mewithoutYou on their Catch for Us the Foxes 10th Anniversary Show. Watch that video, courtesy of XPN.
Listen to “Tibetan Pop Stars,” which Blink-182’s Mark Hoppus recently referred to as “the most painfully beautiful song ever,” from Get Disowned.
Saddle Creek has also announced the signing of Omaha’s own, Twinsmith! The band first gained attention with their self-released 2013 self-titled debut, and followed it up with the Honestly 7” later that year on Saddle Creek. Check out “Honestly.”
The band was on the road in 2013 and 2014, playing with the likes of Mac DeMarco, Deleted Scenes, Icky Blossoms, Bishop Allen, METRONOMY, Reptar, and many more, as well as stopping by Minneapolis’ Radio K to record a live session.
This fall the band hit the studio with Brandon Darner and Luke Pettipoole of The Envy Corps to record their sophomore effort and first full-length on Saddle Creek. You’ll be able to hear the results in Spring of 2015.
Hop Along photo by Shervin Lainez