Philly indie-rockers Hop Along have had one incredible year so far. Since the release of their recent album, Painted Shut, and their appearance on World Cafe in May, the band has received nothing but well deserved accolades.
As we head towards the end of 2015, looking to pull our “Best of” lists together, we predict Painted Shut will make an excellent showing in the polls.
Looking back since the release of the album, the band played WXPN’s XPoNential Music Festival, performed a blistering set at Made In America on Labor Day weekend, did a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR Music, were featured on World Cafe, and wrapped up several successful tours including one with The War On Drugs. Just recently they announced a tour opening for another awesome Philly band, Dr. Dog, in January and February (no date announced for Philly, yet).
Below, listen to Hop Along’s full interview and studio session on World Cafe, and download Hop Along’s World Cafe version of “Waitress.”
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