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Hop Along
9:00 PM - 11:59 PM Horseshoe Tavern
Date: June 08, 2018 to June 08, 2018
Where: Horseshoe Tavern, 368 Queen Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5V 2A2
Phone: N/A
Event Type: Concerts & Music
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ed 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. On Somewhere a Judge, Hop Along explores a dancier side to their sound, while What the Writer Meant showcases a string section and enormous, full harmonies. One That Suits Me welcomes and embraces the sound of a Rhodes and tambourine, but with a syncopated vocal rhythm on top, almost building to a call-and-response. Throughout, the music is full of gratifying, new deviations. 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. We wanted to get back to using the studio as a writing tool and bring elements of that in, Reinhart says of the production process. When youre sitting there and you force yourself to figure something out, in the studio, there are unlimited possibilities. This visit to the studio often required a lot of throwing things at Quinlans new demos, then scaling them back after the fact. Why are we doing mandolin? Its 5am. We have to get on a plane tomorrow, Reinhart says of the thirty-five day recording process. But then we ended up keeping it. On the albums opening track, How Simple, Quinlan wrangles with what its like to learn about yourselfwhich can get ugly. People romanticize the idea of find