"Palehound’s third full-length album is her most accomplished yet..." – Happy release day, Black Friday!
Posted 06/07/2019
"Black Friday is a constantly modulating love song to the very human experience of clinging to other people, but through her sharp writing, Kempner offers insight on how to rely on ourselves when everyone else leaves.
This is how many of Palehound’s songs work: they begin with a highly specific image and then subject it to the probing beam of Kempner’s attention, until a broadly relatable sentiment brightens the image’s dark corners. Her lyrics are both precise and suggestive, not too literal to foreclose complexity but not so esoteric as to become untethered from the recognizable world." - PASTE

It's a Black Friday, but the really good kind.

Take our word for it, or Paste or Stereogum, NPR, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, FADER, Jezebel, AV Club, et al.

Prolific singer/songwriter Ellen Kempner’s third full-length is a finespun exploration of all the forms that love can take: love between friends, love for people no longer in your life, love in the face of self-hate, love that endures through major life changes or through many tiny catastrophes. Black Friday touches on gender, body empowerment & self acceptance. Ahead of its release we've experienced “Black Friday,” “Worthy,” “Aaron,” and “Killer” showcasing Kempner’s thoughtful narrative voice and lyrical finesse. Listen in full now.

Palehound examine the intricacies of friendship and partnership all throughout Black Friday, handling the subject with a level of attention rarely found in pop songs. Building off the emotional complexity of its predecessor, Palehound hope that the album might help others to work through their own troubles in life and love of all kinds. Co-produced by Kempner and Gabe Wax (Beirut, Soccer Mommy), she and her bandmates Jesse Weiss (drums) and Larz Brogan (bass) recorded at Panoramic House in Stinson Beach, California, tracking most of the songs live and breathing a new vitality into Palehound’s legacy.

Order your Early Bird copy now (shown above) on limited edition 180-Gram Light Blue w/ Light Yellow. Explore the epic merch selection: Gaudmother designed t-shirt, Faye Orlove bandana, a keychain, and a painfully sweet embroidery kit.

This week Palehound announced headline shows in both New York and LA interspersed with her Big Thief support dates - tickets onsale now:

  • 06/15 - Chicago, IL @ House of Vans %
  • 07/10 - Brooklyn, NY @ Elsewhere Rooftop
  • 10/11 - New York, NY @ Webster Hall # [SOLD OUT]
  • 10/12 - Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Ballroom #
  • 10/13 - Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre #
  • 10/15 - Montreal, QC @ Le Tulipe #
  • 10/16 - Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre #
  • 10/17 - Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre #
  • 10/18 - Chicago, IL @ Metro #
  • 10/19 - Madison, WI @ The Sylvee #
  • 10/21 - Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue #
  • 10/24 - Portland @ Crystal Ballroom #
  • 10/25 - Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre #
  • 10/26 - Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre #
  • 10/28 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore #
  • 10/29 - West Hollywood, CA @ The Roxy Theatre $
  • 10/30 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory #
  • 11/01 - Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom #
  • 11/02 - Albuquerque, NM @ Sister #
  • 11/04 - Austin, TX @ Stubb’s #
  • 11/05 - Dallas, TX @ Trees #
  • 11/07 - Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse #
  • 11/08 - Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom #
  • 11/09 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer #
  • 11/10 - Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club #
  • 11/11 - Columbus, OH @ Athenaeum Theatre #
% w/ The Breeders, # w/ Big Thief, $ w/ Lomelda