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Songs We Love: Hop Along, 'Waitress'

Songs We Love: Hop Along, 'Waitress'

04Waitress

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    Waitress
    Album
    Painted Shut
    Artist
    Hop Along
    Label
    Saddle Creek Records
    Released
    2015

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Hop Along's new album, Painted Shut, comes out May 4.

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The Philadelphia-based band Hop Along is getting its national breakout moment with Painted Shut (out May 4), its second full-length and first for Saddle Creek Records.

Hop Along's power rests squarely on the talents of lead singer and writer Frances Quinlan. Her voice is huge: urgent, dynamic, sometimes harsh but undeniably intense. Get into it and you'll live and die by her reflective, first-person stories in songs like "Waitress." The words here stem from places of frustration and occasional darkness, but the music is pure, headlong joy.

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