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Q&A: Palehound’s Ellen Kempner On Loss, Love, And Her New Album A Place I’ll Always Go

Ellen Kempner started Palehound as a freshman at Sarah Lawrence, and soon after dropped out of school and moved to and settled down in Boston,…
James Rettig | April 26, 2017 - 12:10 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Alas, it's Friday, and what a Friday it's been! We published ten-year anniversary pieces on Death Cab For Cutie's major label debut Plans and Kanye…
Stereogum | August 28, 2015 - 5:46 pm

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Sometimes, it's ridiculously hard for us to debate our favorite songs of the past 7 days, but this week, the choice seemed fairly obvious. This…
Stereogum | June 19, 2015 - 4:36 pm

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Palehound – “If You Met Her” Video

When we interviewed Palehound's Ellen Kempner last month, she talked a little bit about "If You Met Her," a highlight from the Boston band's forthcoming…
James Rettig | May 16, 2017 - 12:36 pm

Cass McCombs, Speedy Ortiz, (Sandy) Alex G, & More Appear On New Covers Comp For Planned Parenthood

Cass McCombs, Speedy Ortiz, (Sandy) Alex G, Deerhoof, Porches, the Lemon Twigs, Palehound, and more all contributed covers to Cover Your Ass Vol. 1, a…
Peter Helman | April 18, 2017 - 10:16 pm

Palehound – “Flowing Over” Video

Palehound -- the Boston-based band led by Ellen Kempner -- have announced their sophomore album, A Place I'll Always Go, with a video for new…
James Rettig | April 6, 2017 - 11:26 am

Palehound – “Cushioned Caging” Video

The Boston-based band Palehound released their debut full-length, Dry Food, last summer by way of Exploding In Sound Records. Since then, we've seen inventive videos…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 9, 2016 - 2:46 pm

Palehound – “Molly” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

This is your brain on drugs! The video for Palehound's "Molly" -- off Ellen Kempner's excellent Dry Food debut LP from last year -- takes…
James Rettig | March 3, 2016 - 10:08 am

Palehound – “Miss Independent” (Kelly Clarkson Cover)

Kelly Clarkson has been behind some of the best, most unassailable pop songs of the past two decades -- "Since U Been Gone," "Behind These
James Rettig | August 26, 2015 - 2:53 pm

Palehound – “Healthier Folk” Video

To celebrate the release of Palehound's great debut album Dry Food (which comes out today), Ellen Kempner has shared a video for "Healthier Folk." Faye…
James Rettig | August 14, 2015 - 12:33 pm

Stream Palehound Dry Food

Ellen Kempner is a singer and guitarist from Boston who moved to New York to attend Sarah Lawrence college, but dropped out when her debut…
Caitlin White | August 6, 2015 - 11:45 am

Palehound – “Cushioned Caging”

Ellen Kempner takes us to church on the first verse of "Cushioned Caging," the latest track from Palehound's upcoming Dry Food, but the confidence she…
James Rettig | July 27, 2015 - 12:05 pm

Stream Philadelphia Collins Derp Swervin’ EP (Stereogum Premiere)

Philadelphia Collins' debut EP, Derp Swervin', is more a disparate collection of ideas than a cohesive whole. It's the new project of Speedy Ortiz/Grass Is…
James Rettig | July 20, 2015 - 1:55 pm

Palehound – “Healthier Folk”

The first time I saw Ellen Kempner perform as Palehound was in October 2013. She was singing her guts out to about 20 people at…
Caitlin White | July 8, 2015 - 12:58 pm

Palehound – “Molly” (Stereogum Premiere)

Palehound's debut Bent Nail EP was a charming release, one that showed off Ellen Kempner's inimitable songwriting skills while playing it a bit fast and…
James Rettig | June 18, 2015 - 10:59 am
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