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Listen to the new Hop Along song, “Tibetian Pop Stars”

After nearly two years working at Head Room Studios in North Philly arts space Big Mama’s House, local art-pop trio Hop Along wrapped up work on its next full length album, Get Disowned, just last week. On Sunday, singer-guitarist Frances Quinlan announced on the band’s Tumblr “OUR NEW ALBUM IS DONE (and I am delirious)”; on Tuesday, she appeared after-hours on WKDU’s Mike Bell Show to chat and premier the album version of “Tibetian Pop Stars” (their Key Studio Sessions recording of it having already generated some buzz since its release last summer); and last night, the band posted the track as a free download on its Bandcamp page. It’s a kind of epic collision of the band’s preferred styles: overdriven punk, singalong folk and hooky pop. Give a listen below, check out Hop Along’s whole Key Studio Session here, and keep a close watch on this space for more on Get Disowned as its release nears.