Palehound drops quietly hypnotic title track
Palehound drops quietly hypnotic title track "Black Friday"
Posted 05/29/2019

“You’re Black Friday and I’m going to the mall”

Palehound have shared the title track "Black Friday" from their highly-anticipated album, due out next Friday, June 7.

On the breathless new track, prolific singer/songwriter Ellen Kempner captures the specific ache of uneven emotional investment between friends, framing her plaintive acceptance in particularly barbed lyrics.

Kempner explains the song is, “About how fucked up it is that we’re all conditioned to feel we need to compete against others to get what we want. How success is measured in who you’re above and who you’re below. This one is framed through a specific relationship where you feel like you’re investing more into a person than they are in you, and that you feel you need to compete for their attention and love.”

Get an inside look at The Making of Black Friday via an interview with the band at their recent gig in Chicago at Bottom Lounge. Kemper also shared insight on her songwriting influences for the LP including Tierra Whack, Prince, Alex G, and Big Thief, with a special FLOOD Magazine playlist. Pre-order your Early Bird copy from now on limited edition 180-Gram Light Blue w/ Light Yellow and Orange Splatter from the Polyvinyl Store.