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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

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

More Palehound stories

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

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

Palehound – “Sea Of Blood”

Earlier this year, Palehound's Ellen Kempner released a great album, A Place I'll Always Go -- we talked to her about it back when it…
James Rettig | November 15, 2017 - 11:06 am


Stream EIS: Live At Shea Stadium Feat. Pile, Speedy Ortiz, Krill, LVL Up, & More

Back in March, after receiving a series of violation notices related to zoning and licensing, the beloved Brooklyn DIY venue Shea Stadium launched a Kickstarter
Peter Helman | September 29, 2017 - 10:00 am


Palehound – “Room” Video

A couple months ago, Palehound released their sophomore album, A Place I'll Always Go -- it's one of the best of the year so far
James Rettig | August 3, 2017 - 11:00 am

Stream Palehound A Place I’ll Always Go

Palehound's sophomore album, A Place I'll Always Go, builds on the knotted sonic vocabulary that Ellen Kempner has been playing with for a few years
James Rettig | June 8, 2017 - 9:46 am


The 50 Best Albums Of 2017 So Far

Lizzy Goodman’s new book, Meet Me In The Bathroom, documents an era in rock music that many of us remember well. It uses oral history…
Stereogum | June 6, 2017 - 11:00 am
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