Featured Palehound stories


Stereogum’s 100 Favorite Songs Of 2019

Within the macro tradition that is year-end list season, we at Stereogum have carved out our own micro tradition: Every December, instead of publishing a…
Stereogum | December 10, 2019 - 11:00 am

Album Of The Week

Album Of The Week: Palehound Black Friday

The very first Palehound songs were acerbic and wired. They could be dark and ugly, even masochistic at times. "Vandalize my body if it helps…
James Rettig | June 4, 2019 - 11:32 am

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

The 5 Best Songs Of The Week

Every week the Stereogum staff chooses the five best new songs of the week (the eligibility period begins and ends Thursdays right before midnight). This
Stereogum | February 22, 2019 - 4:28 pm

More Palehound stories

Palehound – “Southern Belle” (Elliott Smith Cover)

Last year, Palehound, Ellen Kempner's DIY indie rock project, released the album Black Friday, and it was great. Since then, Palehound have come out with…
Tom Breihan | August 6, 2020 - 9:39 am

COVID-19 Relief Comp The Song Is Coming From Inside The House Has New Mount Eerie, Hand Habits, Downtown Boys, & More

The cleverly titled compilation The Song Is Coming From Inside The House contains unreleased music from two dozen underground artists, many of whom are favorites…
Chris DeVille | April 30, 2020 - 2:32 pm

Xiu Xiu, Owen, Palehound, & More Contribute To Polyvinyl’s Stay Home Compilation

Today, Polyvinyl Record Co. is releasing a new compilation called Stay Home to highlight artists from their roster and support them during this trying time.
James Rettig | April 8, 2020 - 11:05 am

Palehound – “See A Light”

Last spring, Palehound released a really great album, Black Friday -- we named it our Album Of The Week -- and last fall they put…
James Rettig | February 27, 2020 - 11:05 am

Palehound – “Your Boyfriend’s Gun” & “Autumn Sweater” (Yo La Tengo Cover)

These days, Palehound, Ellen Kempner's Boston-based indie rock trio, are pretty busy. A few months ago, they released Black Friday, their great new album. Tomorrow…
Tom Breihan | October 10, 2019 - 9:56 am

Palehound – “Black Friday”

Palehound are releasing a new album, Black Friday, next week. We've heard "Killer," Aaron," and "Worthy" from it so far, and today Ellen Kempner is…
James Rettig | May 29, 2019 - 11:18 am

Palehound – “Worthy” Video

Back in February, Boston-based Palehound returned with a new track called "Killer," which we called one of the best songs of the week. It was a welcome comeback,…
Keely Quinlan | May 2, 2019 - 1:45 pm

Palehound – “Aaron” Video

A couple months back, Palehound re-emerged with a new track, "Killer," that earned a spot on our best songs of the week list. Today, Ellen…
James Rettig | April 4, 2019 - 11:00 am

Palehound – “Killer”

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
James Rettig | February 19, 2019 - 11:00 am

Palehound, Sidney Gish, Worriers, & More Cover Magnetic Fields On You Can Sing Me Anything: A Tribute To 69 Love Songs

69 Love Songs is ambitious all by itself. A few dozen songs from anyone would be a significant feat no matter what, but part of…
James Rettig | December 14, 2018 - 12:20 pm

Straight To Video

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

This column didn't run last week because I had to go deal with a family emergency. (If you've got a potentially dangerous dog, take the…
Tom Breihan | February 9, 2018 - 3:11 pm

Palehound – “Carnations” Video

Last year, Ellen Kempner released Palehound's great sophomore album, A Place I'll Always Go, and the band just started a co-headlining tour with Weaves. Recently,…
James Rettig | February 8, 2018 - 11:11 am
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