We’re excited to announce that we have signed Boston based band Palehound, the project of 21-year-old Ellen Kempner.
The album ‘Dry Food’ has previously been released in the US, to great critical acclaim:
“The way some people have a way with words, Palehound singer/songwriter Ellen Kempner has a way with a guitar: Looped lines tumble out in the knotty configurations worthy of a sailor’s handiwork, or maybe of academic writing.“
– SPIN Album of the Week.
“Dry Food confronts the point it’s been evading: kidding yourself is no way to recover, and comfort offers little impetus to move on. Palehound’s discomfiting, unflinching debut suggests she knew it all along.” – Pitchfork 8/10
“Palehound’s Dry Food is one of the best albums this year because it doesn’t reinvent any wheels so much as the axis the wheels spin on.” – The Observer
Recorded with Gabe Wax (Wye Oak, Speedy Ortiz), the album is full of sonic and emotional twist in turns as it was written at a time in Kempner’s life that was defined by instability and uncertainty. The album is set for release in Europe on March 4th.
2. Healthier Folk
5. Dry Food
7. Cushioned Caging
8. Sea Konk
Paste Magazine did a session with Palehound during her time at CMJ festival in New York where she also played our Heavenly party at Baby’s Alright. Hear the session, featuring the title track ‘Dry Food’: