Philadelphia indie band Hop Along released their third studio album Bark Your Head Off, Dog early last month and quickly became a favorite amongst critics for its rich songcrafting and emotional resonancy. "How Simple" is one of the album's early, ear-catching singles. For the video for the song, directed by Derrick Belcham, frontwoman Frances Quinlan dances exuberantly throughout her house with a simple spotlight on her. “This is my first time appearing in a music video; in which case I decided to do something that felt risky to me. I told myself that I’ve danced through my own house solo enough times to do an alright job of it in front of a camera,” Quinlan said in a statement. “All that being said, I’m still surprised that this piece came to be. I wasn’t sure I had it in me to do it. Derrick did an excellent job directing, he made it a lot easier for me to access that part of myself and made it all look dreamy in a way that I couldn’t have achieved otherwise.” Hop Along will play Neumos on Sunday, August 12 with fellow Philly band Thin Lips,
Today’s song, featured on The Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is "Getting in a Van Again" by Fruit Bats, a 2018 single on Merge Records.
Today’s song, featured on The Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is "Ordinary Pleasure" by Toro Y Moi, from the 2019 album Outer Peace on Carpark Records.
Today’s song, featured on The Morning Show with John Richards, is "Set a Course" by Telekinesis, from the 2019 album Effluxion on Merge Records.