Philadelphia’s Hop Along have today unveiled their third studio album Bark Your Head Off, Dog. Crafted by Frances Quinlan (songwriter, lead vocalist, and rhythm guitarist), Tyler Long (bass), Joe Reinhart (guitar), and Mark Quinlan (drums).
Bark Your Head Off, Dog is Hop Along’s most dynamic, textured and cohesive album to date, the album imagines what it’s like to cast off longheld perceptions, often without being certain about the new ones that will replace them.
Self-produced and recorded at The Headroom in Philadelphia by Reinhart and Kyle Pulley, Bark Your Head Off, Dog features the familiar sounds that have always made the band allergic to genre: grunge, folk, punk, and power pop all appear, with inspiration from ELO to Elvis Costello to ‘70s girl group vocal arrangements.
This time around, they’ve added strings, more intricate rhythms, lush harmonies (featuring Chrissy Tashjian), along with a momentary visit with a vocoder. In more than one place, Mark Quinlan drums like he’s at a disco with Built to Spill.
Stream / purchase: https://hopalong.lnk.to/BYHOD