Frances Quinlan is known as the driving force behind Hop Along and one of the most prominent songwriters with one of the most distinct and inimitable voices in the indie rock space over the past decade. Frances is constantly evolving as both a visual artist and musician, and as many of you know, Hop Along started as a solo project called Hop Along, Queen Ansleis.
We are now thrilled to announce her debut solo album under her own name. Frances Quinlan's 'Likewise' will arrive January 31st, and it is stunning. Pre-order "Likewise" here.
Tomberlin, the Los Angeles via Lousiville, KY artist, has announced a new EP titled Projections with a Busy Philipps-directed video for its lead single "Wasted." The EP, which was produced by Alex G (Alex Giannascoli) and his bandmate Sam Acchione, continues the arc of her critically acclaimed 2018 debut, At Weddings. The rich vocal harmonies and guitar lines that made At Weddings so riveting still provide the EP's foundation, but new percussive backing and instrumental flourishes open the path forward for Tomberlin.
Imagine a shoreline alone, carved from the continent, without land or water to border it, a rind of possibility, a moon-colored border between land and sea, knowing and unknowing. This is Conceptual Beach, a place John Rossiter, vocalist/guitarist of Los Angeles-based Young Jesus, describes as his long-time mental refuge, where he imagines himself living—like a medieval, stigmata-wrought hermit—all his needs for okay-ness finally met. But for the first time, he’s opening up and inviting others to join him there.
Young Jesus' new album Welcome to Conceptual Beach takes what was once a personal escape for Rossiter and, with the collaborative lead of bandmates Marcel Borbon (bass), Eric Shevrin (keys), and Kern Haug (drums), transforms it into a universal experience.