Frances Quinlan's voice and songwriting, rightfully so, is at the forefront of Bark Your Head Off, Dog, the 4th studio LP from Philadelphia's Hop Along. A dynamic & textured record, grunge, folk, punk, and pop influence the tracks, and the band crafts charming numbers noted for intricate rhythms, lush harmonies, and compelling vocal arrangements. Written in 2016 and recorded in 2017, the events that occurred during that time period shape the theme: "Bark Your Head Off, Dog " addresses disappointment, particularly in man's misuse of power, and relates accounts from the periphery, one's attempts to retreat from the lengthening shadows of tyrants, both historical and everyday." A cohesive effort both musically and lyrically, definitely one of the strongest releases from Hop Along. Highlights include "How Simple," "Not Abel," "Prior Things," and "Somewhere a Judge."
- orange / yellow vinyl pressing
- indie exclusive variant
- music label: Saddle Creek 2018
reviewed by rei kwondo 04/2018
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