Frances Quinlan began recording under the name Hop Along, Queen Ansleis in 2004, her senior year of high school. The project eventually evolved into the band Hop Along, who just released their fourth full-length Bark Your Head Off, Dog last year on Saddle Creek. In 2020, Quinlan returns to a solo project model for the LP Likewise, her first release under her birth name, out January 31st via Saddle Creek.
Though billed as a solo album, Quinlan brings her Hop Along bandmate Joe Reinhart along for the ride, co-producing the release together from his studio, The Headroom, over the span of a year. “One of the benefits of experience in my case has been that I’ve become a stronger and more adventurous collaborator,” Quinlan states via a press release. “Working with Joe on this made me able to better see that the guitar is just one vehicle... there are so many others to explore.”
Quinlan heads out on tour early next year, including a Thursday, March 5th stop at the Columbia City Theater in Seattle. See all the tour dates and stream today's featured track below.
Wed, Jan 15 Five Day Forecast 2020 at The Lexington London, UK
Sun, Jan 19 Sleeping Village Chicago, IL, US
Thu, Jan 23 Pabst Theater w/ Ben Gibbard Milwaukee, WI, US
Sun, Mar 01 Swedish American Hall w/ Mary Lattimore San Francisco, CA, US
Tue, Mar 03 Doug Fir Lounge w/ Mary Lattimore Portland, OR, US
Thu, Mar 05 Columbia City Theater w/ Mary Lattimore Seattle, WA, US
Fri, Mar 06 Fox Cabaret w/ Mary Lattimore Vancouver, BC, Canada
Sat, Mar 07 Copper Owl w/ Mary Lattimore Victoria, BC, Canada
Wed, Mar 11 Henry Miller Memorial Library w/ Mary Lattimore Big Sur, CA, US
Thu, Mar 12 Pico Union Project w/ Mary Lattimore Los Angeles, CA, US
Sat, Mar 14 The Casbah San Diego, CA, US
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