Hop Along‘s new album Bark Your Head Off, Dog was released earlier this year via Saddle Creek, making a notable debut at #1 on Alternative New Artist Albums, #2 on Top New Artist Albums and breaking into the top 50 ofBillboard’s Top 200. Today, the band shares the charming, playful video for album track “Somewhere a Judge,” which invites viewers behind the scenes on the road, in the studio and documents the new Hop Along mural – which has just gone up on the Studebaker building in Philadelphia – done by the artist Noségo. Woven together by Derrick Belcham, the video debuted with an in-depth Rolling Stone feature today. “Somewhere a Judge” video is available HERE.
Hop Along will wrap up a massive North American headlining tour with a final stop at Pitchfork OctFest in NYC on September 9. They will bring their dynamic, powerhouse live show to stages across Europe on tour with The Decemberists this fall. Full list of tour dates below and here.
Self-produced and recorded at The Headroom in Philadelphia by Reinhart and Kyle Pulley, the formidable 9-song collection is the band’s strongest and most cohesive album to date. Crafted by Frances Quinlan (songwriter, lead vocalist, and rhythm guitarist), Tyler Long (bass), Joe Reinhart (guitar), and Mark Quinlan (drums), the album considers what it’s like to cast off longheld and misguided perceptions, yet without the assurance of knowing what new ones will replace them.
European Tour Dates * = w/ The Decemberists
9/9: New York, NY @ Pitchfork OctFest
10/30: Paris, France @ Pitchfork Avant-Garde
11/4: Dublin, Ireland @ Vicar Street *
11/5: Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy *
11/7: London, UK @ Eventim Apollo *
11/8: Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy 1 *
11/10: Leeds, UK @ O2 Academy *
11/11: Nottingham, UK @ Rock City *
11/12: Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall *
11/14: Uthrecht, Netherlands @ Grote Zaal TivRe *
11/15: Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Paradiso *
11/16: Berlin, Germany @ Asstra *