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Hop Along's Big Leap

The band Hop Along's new album Bark Your Head Off, Dog is teeming with the bubbling feeling of an act about to break through. Lead singer Frances Quinlan can feel it too – which is part of the reason she's hanging up her serving apron at Philly restaurant/venue Johnny Brenda's (in her words, "for now"). Hop Along performs live, and Frances talks about her artist heart and unmistakable voice, both of which she's had since childhood. She also explains how getting cast as the Wicked Witch rather than Dorothy in a sixth-grade production of The Wizard of Oz helped her find the vocal superpower that is at the center of Hop Along's sound.

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