Watch Hop Along’s ‘Powerful Man’ Video
Philly indie-rockers Hop Along dropped their sophomore full-length, Painted Shut, today (May 4) via Saddle Creek, and along with the album comes a new music video for album track, “Powerful Man.” Watch it above.
According to frontwoman Frances Quinlan, the song tells the autobiographical story of witnessing a child being physically abused by his father, subsequent inaction and the resulting guilt. The video seemingly relays those themes and images through rapid-fire visuals created by obscured etchings and painting techniques. The clip is just as frenetic as the song itself, moving along as wildly as Quinlan’s raw, crackling vocal and the song’s major-key propulsion.
Hop Along are currently on tour, which picks up tomorrow (May 5) at Rough Trade in Brooklyn and culminates on June 7 in Toronto. Check out a complete list of dates at the bottom of the page.
Painted Shut follows the band’s 2012 debut, Get Disowned. You can pick up the new LP now over on iTunes.
Hop Along 2015 Tour
May 5: Brooklyn, N.Y. -- Rough Trade
May 6: Hamden, Ct. -- The Space
May 7: Portland, Maine -- SPACE Gallery
May 8: Boston, Mass. -- Great Scott
May 9: Philadelphia, Pa. -- Union Transfer
May 10: Brooklyn, N.Y. -- Baby’s All Right
May 13: Washington, D.C. -- Black Cat
May 14: Richmond, Va. -- The Camel
May 15: Asheville, N.C. -- The Mothlight
May 16: Atlanta, Ga. -- Drunken Unicorn
May 18: Dallas, Texas -- Club Dada
May 19: Austin, Texas -- Mohawk
May 21: Albuquerque, N.M. -- Sister
May 22: Tucson, Az. -- The Flycatcher
May 23: Los Angeles, Calif. -- The Echo
May 26: San Francisco, Calif. -- Rickshaw Stop
May 28: Portland, Ore. -- Doug Fir Lounge
May 29: Seattle, Wash. -- Chop Suey
May 30: Vancouver, B.C. -- The Cobalt
June 1: Boise, Idaho -- Neurolux
June 2: Salt Lake City, Utah -- Kilby Court
June 3: Denver, Colo. -- Lost Lake Lounge
June 4: Omaha, Neb. -- Slowdown
June 5: Chicago, Ill. -- Subterranean
June 6: Pittsburgh, Pa. -- Cattivo
June 7: Toronto, Ontario -- Lee’s Palace