Waitress by Hop Along is my first big hit of the summer. It has everything for driving with the windows down or walking through a too busy city with the headphones on: Jangly guitars, dynamic progression, a big climax – but non-cliched lyrics and a certain edge. I love this song (which I heard first on Bitch Magazine’s podcast Backtalk) The corresponding album Painted Shut is pretty terrific, too.

%d bloggers like this: