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Album of the Week: The Divine Comedy

Plus Stream New Albums from Palehound, Younghusband, Silversun Pickups, Pixx, Stef Chura, and More

Jun 07, 2019

The Divine Comedy, the orchestral-pop project of Northern Irish singer/songwriter/composer Neil Hannon, has released a new album, Office Politics, today via Hannon's own Divine Comedy Records and it's our Album of the Week. Find more info on the album below.  More

Palehound - Stream the New Album

Black Friday Out Now via Polyvinyl

Jun 07, 2019

Palehound (aka Ellen Kempner) has released a new album, Black Friday, today via Polyvinyl. Now that the album is out, you can stream the whole thing below. Also below are her upcoming tour dates. More

Palehound Shares New Song “Black Friday”

Black Friday Due Out June 7 via Polyvinyl

May 29, 2019

Palehound (aka Ellen Kempner) is releasing a new album, Black Friday, on June 7 via Polyvinyl. Now she has shared another song from it, title track "Black Friday." More

Palehound Shares Video for New Song “Worthy”

Black Friday Due Out June 7 via Polyvinyl

May 02, 2019

Palehound (aka Ellen Kempner) is releasing a new album, Black Friday, on June 7 via Polyvinyl. Now she has shared another song from it, "Worthy," via a video for the track. More

Apr 05, 2019

Palehound (aka Ellen Kempner) has announced a new album, Black Friday, and shared a video for a new song from it, "Aaron." Despite its title, Black Friday is not due out the day after Thanksgiving, instead it's coming out June 7 via Polyvinyl.  More

10 Best Songs of the Week: Strand of Oaks, Alex Lahey, Chromatics, Hayden Thorpe, and More

Plus Ioanna Gika, Murray A. Lightburn, Amanda Palmer, and a Wrap-up of the Week's Other Notable New Tracks

Feb 22, 2019

There were many strong contenders for this week's Songs of the Week. We could've gone as high as a Top 15 instead of the regular Top 10 and as it is there are a whopping 11 honorable mentions, with some good tracks that also almost made the honorable mention list to.  More

Palehound Shares New Song “Killer”

On Tour Now with Cherry Glazerr

Feb 19, 2019

Palehound (aka Ellen Kempner) has shared a brand new song, "Killer." It is out now via Polyvinyl and shared in honor of her current tour dates opening for Cherry Glazerr, which start tonight. More


Self-Portrait: Ellen Kempner of Palehound

The Cook, the Painter, the Basketball Player

Jun 18, 2019

For our recurring Self-Portrait feature we ask a musician to take a self-portrait photo (or paint/draw a self-portrait) and write a list of personal things about themselves, things that their fans might not already know about them. This Self-Portrait is by Ellen Kempner of Palehound and she painted her own self-portrait. More

16th Annual Artist Survey: Palehound

Ellen Kempner on #MeToo, The Muppets, Flossing, Childhood Birthday Parties, Family Vacations, Meeting Liz Phair, and Spider-Man

Jan 25, 2019

For Under the Radar's 16th Annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to the last year, plus some fun personal questions. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2018 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions.  More


Black Friday

Black Friday


Aug 07, 2019

There's something comforting about Palehound. It's almost surprising given the subject matter the trio led by singer/songwriter Ellen Kempner offers up. Abuse features more than once on Black Friday, as do songs dealing with painful self-doubt and unrequited emotional investment. More

A Place I’ll Always Go

A Place I’ll Always Go


Jun 21, 2017

Like any self-respecting Boston resident, Ellen Kempner can't resist namechecking Dunkin Donuts. More