It’s been a couple years since Palehound’s last album, the excellent A Place I’ll Always Go, but Ellen Kempner has stayed busy covering the Magnetic Fields and releasing a 7″ and hitting the road a lot, and today she’s back with a fresh song.
Her new single “Killer,” which is being released right as Palehound starts a tour with Cherry Glazerr, has the feel of an old Western, a revenge tale aimed at those who take advantage of others. “I wanna be the one who kills the man who hurt you, darling,” Kempner sings, her voice a cock-eyed sneer.
“Quite frankly, this song is about the murderous fantasies I have about all of the people who have abused my friends and how they continue to live their lives unpunished,” she says of the track.
Listen to it below.
02/19 South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground*
02/20 Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground*
02/21 Detroit, MI @ El Club*
02/22 Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop*
02/23 Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge*
02/26 Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe*
02/27 Kansas City, MO @ recordBar*
03/1 Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre*
03/2 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court*
03/4 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium*
03/6 Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom*
03/7 Seattle, WA @ Neumos*
03/8 Vancouver, ON @ Rickshaw Theatre*
03/10 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent*
03/11 West Hollywood, CA Troubadour*
03/12 West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour*
* w/ Cherry Glazerr
“Killer” is out now via Polyvinyl.