Fire Drill Album Review: Frances Quinlan’s voice absolutely soars with her smooth growl on Hop Along’s sophomore record Painted Shut. Their indie music can be both quiet and loud on the same track as Hop Along brings big booming guitars as they tell their stories of desperation. Their angular indie rock has the 90’s alternative edge to it while fitting in along with current bands like Speedy Ortiz, Waxahatchee and Mourn. Recorded and mixed by John Agnello (Kurt Vile, Dinosaur Jr, Sonic Youth), Painted Shut is a record that should catch your attention!
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– Reviewed by Christopher Anthony