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In August, 2007, bandleader Todd Leiter-Weintraub decided to disband the original lineup to pursue a more fluid format... one that allows him to explore an even broader range of styles for the next Hop On Pop album. New songs are now being composed for that anxiously awaited follow-up. The new songlist promises to delve more-deply into Todd's love of traditional American music, such as bluegrass and country, as well as into the electronic pop influenced by Brian Eno. In August, 2007, bandleader Todd Leiter-Weintraub decided to disband the original lineup to pursue a more fluid format... one that allows him to explore an even broader range of styles for the next Hop On Pop album. New songs are now being composed for that anxiously awaited follow-up. The new songlist promises to delve more-deply into Todd's love of traditional American music, such as bluegrass and country, as well as into the electronic pop influenced by Brian Eno.
-For now, [i]Ethan...[/i] will serve to tide over the small, but growing legion of Hop On Pop fans.+[i]Chicken On a Bicycle[/i] was released in February, 2010 and fulfills the promise hinted at on the debut. It also follows through on the original premise of the band, with Leiter-Weintraub being the only constant member of the band, surrounded by a rotating cast of friends and collaborators.

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Current Version (version 4, 29 Mar 2010, 12:05)

Hop On Pop is Todd Leiter-Weintraub, a songwriter who is too restless to keep himself chained to a single genre. The project's first album, As Drawn By Ethan, Age 2, was recorded as a genuine full-band affair and was released in April, 2004 on Spade Kitty Records to positive reviews, but relatively modest sales. The band splintered in August, 2007, leaving leader/songwriter Leiter-Weintraub alone, to pursue a more fluid format for the next Hop On Pop album. Todd convinced HoP drummer/percussionist/multi-instrumentalist David Kling to help him out in this new venture. With Kling on-board, he picked up friends, musicians and acquaintances, nerds, and various insects wherever he found them to record a new set of songs for the anxiously awaited follow-up. Being that the lineup changed from song to song, the songlist for this new venture is even more stylistically diverse than the debut. It delves more-deeply into Todd's love of traditional American music, as well as into punk, klezmer, and electronic pop. The new album, Chicken On a Bicycle, was released in February, 2010 and fulfills the promise hinted at on the debut. It also follows through on the original premise of the band, with Leiter-Weintraub being the only constant member of the band, surrounded by a rotating cast of friends and collaborators.