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Hop Along: Bark Your Head Off Dog

Artist: Hop Along
Title: Bark Your Head Off Dog

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Artist: Hop Along
Title: Bark Your Head Off Dog

1. Product Details

Vinyl LP pressing. Written over the course of 2016 and 2017 and recorded in the summer of the latter year by Frances Quinlan songwriter/vocalist/rhythm guitar Tyler Long bass Joe Reinhart guitar and Mark Quinlan drums Bark Your Head Off Dog addresses disappointment particularly in mans misuse of power and relates accounts from the periphery - ones attempts to retreat from the lengthening shadows of tyrants both historical and everyday. It considers what its like to cast off longheld and misguided perceptions yet without the assurance of knowing what new ones will replace them. Much like on Hop Alongs first and second records Get Disowned and Painted Shut Quinlan seeks in real time to work through these issues. Throughout the album one gets the sense that Quinlan is wandering in the thicket of a forest-a state of being that will feel familiar to longtime listeners-and on this outing she hasnt left a trail of breadcrumbs behind her. The albums artwork which Quinlan painted herself invites the listener into that forest as well. There is a terror in getting lost she says the woods are at the same time beautiful and horrifying. This curious wandering gives the album both lyrically and musically a heightened dimensionality. Bark Your Head Off Dog is without question Hop Alongs most dynamic and textured record yet. Self-produced and recorded at The Headroom in Philadelphia by Reinhart and Kyle Pulley Bark Your Head Off Dog features the familiar sounds that have always made the band allergic to genre: grunge folk punk and power pop all appear with inspiration from ELO to Elvis Costello to 70s girl group vocal arrangements. This time around theyve added strings more intricate rhythms lush harmonies featuring Thin Lips Chrissy Tashjian along with a momentary visit with a vocoder. In more than one place Mark Quinlan drums like hes at a disco with Built to Spill. Most significantly Bark Your Head Off Dog shows the band at its strongest and most cohesive. Hop Along which originally began as Quinlans solo project under the moniker Hop Along Queen Ansleis has never sounded so deliberate so balanced. So strange to be shaped by such strange men is a line that repeats on more than one song on the album. Ive been thinking about that a lot. That I just deferred to men throughout my life Quinlan says. But by thinking youre powerless youre really robbing yourself. Im at a point in my life where Im saying instead Well what can I do

1.1 How Simple
1.2 Somewhere a Judge
1.3 How You Got Your Limp
1.4 Not Abel
1.5 The Fox in Motion
1.6 One That Suits Me
1.7 What the Writer Meant
1.8 Look of Love
1.9 Prior Things

H 0.29
W 12.27
L 12.37

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