Hop Along | photo by Tonje Thilesen | courtesy of the artist

If you’ll excuse us for a bit, we’re just going to have this new Hop Along song on repeat for the rest of the day.

“How Simple” is the first taste we’re getting of Bark Your Head Off, Dog — the band’s latest album, out April 4th on Saddle Creek Records. It’s got a brisk pace and soaring leads, a disco beat and handclap breakdowns. The outro hook, delivered gang vocal style, will be in our head all day: “Don’t worry, we will both find out, just not together.”

The band teased the record yesterday with postcard 45s and a first listen to the song on XPN’s new music show with Mike Vasilikos last night. Today, we have full album details and tour dates.

Including a Philly gig. Hop Along will headline Union Transfer on Saturday, May 19th; tickets are on sale soon, more info will be available at the XPN Concert Calendar. Below, take a first listen to “How Simple” (and a second, and a third…just plan your morning around it honestly) and grab a pre-order of Bark Your Head Off, Doghere, via Saddle Creek .

Bark Your Head Off, Dog Tracklist
1. How Simple
2. Somewhere a Judge
3. How You Got Your Limp
4. Not Abel
5. The Fox in Motion
6. One That Suits Me
7. What the Writer Meant
8. Look of Love
9. Prior Things

US Tour Dates
5/1: Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt
5/2: Holyoke, MA @ Gateway City Arts
5/3: Boston, MA @ Royale
5/5: Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar
5/6: Richmond, VA @ The Broadberry
5/7: Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall
5/8: Asheville, NC @ The Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall
5/10: Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
5/11: Birmingham, AL @ Saturn
5/12: Nashville, TN @ Exit / In
5/14: Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi
5/15: Columbus, OH @ Ace of Cups
5/19: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
5/30: Brooklyn, NY @ Brooklyn Steel
6/1: Portland, ME @ Port City Music Hall
6/2: Montreal, QC @ Le Belmont
6/3: South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground
6/5: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club
6/6: Pittsburgh, PA @ Spirit
6/8: Toronto, ON @The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
6/9: Ferndale, MI @ The Loving Touch
6/10: Chicago, IL @ Metro
6/12: Milwaukee, WI @ Turner Hall
6/13: St. Paul, MN @ Turf Club
6/16: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
6/18: Dallas, TX @ Club Dada
6/19: Austin, TX @ Barracuda
6/22: St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
6/23: Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar