Receiving accolades spanning NPR, Rolling Stone, Pitchfork, FADER, Stereogum, Jezebe, Paste Magazine, AV Club, FLOOD Magazine, 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, showcasing Kempner’s thoughtful narrative voice and lyrical finesse throughout.
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.
Release: June 7th, 2019, Remote Control Records
Words: Remote Control