“Rare Thing” Frances Quinlan

"Rare Thing" by Frances Quinlan is Northern Transmissions' 'Song of the Day'
"Rare Thing" by Frances Quinlan

Philadelphia-based musician and Hop Along member Frances Quinlan, has shared details of her new solo album Likewise. While Hop Along began as Quinlan’s solo project (originally titled Hop Along, Queen Ansleis), Likewise is Quinlan’s debut under her own name. The full-length was recorded with bandmate Joe Reinhart at The Headroom. “Working with Joe on this made me able to better see that the guitar is just one vehicle… there are so many others to explore.”

Along with the announcement, Quinlan shares the record’s first single “Rare Thing.” About a tumultuous dream about her then-infant niece, “Rare Thing” finds Quinlan musing, “I know there is love that/doesn’t have to do with/taking something from somebody.” Through percussive shifts, rosy bass, and transcendent harps that signal the parting of clouds, Quinlan expresses both joy and sadness in the discovery that a better, and perhaps more generous, way to love exists.

Likewise will be released on January 31st via Saddle Creek. There will be 250 limited edition marbled sky blue and white vinyl, with two signed screen prints of Frances’ artwork, available exclusively through the Saddle Creek store.

Frances Quinlan
Saddle Creek

1. Piltdown Man
2. Your Reply
3. Rare Thing
4. Detroit Lake
5. A Secret
6. Went to LA
7. Lean
8. Now That I’m Back
9. Carry the Zero (Built To Spill cover)

Frances Quinlan
North American Tour dates

01/19/20 – Chicago, IL @ Tomorrow Never Knows Festival at Sleeping Village
03/01/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Noise Pop at Swedish American Music Hall
03/03/20 – Portland, OR @ Doug Fir
03/05/20 – Seattle, WA @ Columbia City Theater
03/12/20 – Los Angeles, CA @ Pico Union Project
03/14/20 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah