BioHop Along, Queen Ansleis was the initial name of American indie rock band Hop Along that began in 2004 as Frances Quinlan's solo project during Quinlan's senior year in high school. The album Freshman Year was released in the summer of 2005. Three years later, in 2008, drummer Mark Quinlan (Frances Quinlan's brother) joined the project, followed by bassist Tyler Long in 2009. In light of the new formation, the name was shortened, possibly to better reflect the change from solo project to full band Hop Along. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.
The Hop Along frontwoman has been trying to not feel pressured to be productive right now.
“I think it will survive long past the lists of this year.”
Yo La Tengo's new album of (mostly) covers is an act of generosity and expert reverence. The band continues to send ardent signals into outer space.