Frances Quinlan

Frances Quinlan is a songwriter and frontwoman for Hop Along, whose album Bark Your Head Off, Dog is available now via Saddle Creek. You can follow Hop Along on Twitter here.
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Bio

Hop Along is an American indie rock band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, formerly known as Hop Along, Queen Ansleis. The band began as an acoustic freak-folk solo project Hop Along, Queen Ansleis in 2004, during Frances 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. Thus far, Hop Along has released one EP, Wretches, in 2009, and one full-length LP, entitled Get Disowned, which was released on May 5, 2012 to a highly positive critical response from independent music press. During the this time, Joe Reinhart (Algernon Cadwallader) was added on second guitar. In October 2014, Hop Along signed to indie rock label Saddle Creek Records, releasing Painted Shut in 2015. Hop Along's third album Bark Your Head Off, Dog was released in 2018, incorporating strings and more varied instrumentation, as well as a brighter, more expansive sound. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

Talks

The Way We Get By: Frances Quinlan is Rethinking How She’s Defined Success

By Frances Quinlan | May 4, 2020

The Way We Get By: Frances Quinlan is Rethinking How She’s Defined Success

The Hop Along frontwoman has been trying to not feel pressured to be productive right now.

Best of 2018: Frances Quinlan’s (Hop Along) Favorite Album of 2018 is Noname’s Room 25

By Frances Quinlan | December 19, 2018

Best of 2018: Frances Quinlan’s (Hop Along) Favorite Album of 2018 is Noname’s Room 25

“I think it will survive long past the lists of this year.”

Frances Quinlan (Hop Along) Talks Yo La Tengo’s Stuff Like That There

By Frances Quinlan | August 24, 2015

Frances Quinlan (Hop Along) Talks Yo La Tengo’s Stuff Like That There

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.