Days before hitting the stage at FYF Fest, Philadelphia band Hop Along performed at the Downtown Los Angeles Ace Hotel’s 5 at 5. The 5 at 5 series showcases new artists, having them play five songs at five o’clock at one of the many Ace locations.

Hop Along’s performance of their song ‘I Saw My Twin’ is raw and ragged but captivating. The song is simple, telling the tale of a woman finding her doppelgänger at a Waffle House in West Virginia, but singer Frances Quinlan’s voice is a breathless resurrection of Janis Joplin, lending unvarnished emotion to the lyrics.

Check it out below:

<p><a href=”″>Hop Along: 5 at 5 : Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles</a> from <a href=””>Ace Hotel</a> on <a href=””>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

On the East Coast for October or heading to Europe for November? Catch Hop Along and headliner Modest Mouse on tour.

10/14: Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium
10/16: Columbus, OH @ LC Pavillion
10/19: Burlington, VT @ Memorial Auditorium
10/20: Portland, ME @ Cross Insurance Arena
10/21: New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
10/22: Long Island, NY @ The Space at Westbury
10/24: Norfolk, VA @ Constant Convocation Center
10/26: Charlotte, NC @ Uptown Theatre
10/28: Alpharetta, GA @ Verizon Wireless Ampitheatre at Encore Park
12/12: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *

*With Radiator Hospital and Des Ark

10/31: Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast
11/1: Leeds, UK @ Headrow House
11/2: Birmingham, UK @ Sunflower Lounge
11/3: London, UK @ Garage
11/5: Paris, France @ Le Klub
11/7: Torino, Italy @ Sano
11/8: Milan, Italy @ Il Maglio
11/10: Graz, Austria @ Sub
11/12: Elmo Delmo, Zurich, Switzerland
11/13: Offenbach, Germany @ Offenbach
11/14: Berlin, Germany @ Marie Antointe
11/15: Hamburg, Germany @ Hafenklamg
11/16: Malmo, Sweden @ Folk and Rock
11/17: Stockholm, Sweden @ Strand,
11/18: Oslo, Norway @ Bla
11/20: Utrecht, Holland @ Le Guess Who Festival
11/21: Zoersel, Belgium @ Jh JoeNiz

Words: K. Hules

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