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Palehound Announces New Album, Shares Video for New Song “Aaron”

Black Friday Due Out June 7 via Polyvinyl

Apr 05, 2019
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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. Watch the video for "Aaron" bellow, followed by the album's cover art and Palehound's upcoming tour dates.

The album's tracklist hasn't been revealed yet, but it's expected to include "Killer," a new song Palehound shared in February (it was one of our Songs of the Week). Palehound's last album was 2017's A Place I'll Always Go.

Robert Kolodny directed the "Aaron" video, with masks created by Gaudmother.

Kempner had this to say about the song and video in a press release: "Aaron is a character that represents my partner, who is trans. It's not specific to his experience though, the song is about change in relation to our bodies in general. It's about learning to be comfortable in our skins, whether that means changing our bodies or mindsets. Robert Kolodny directed the video and captured this theme perfectly through portraying physical insecurity as living in an unruly, amorphous body and gradually shedding it."

Kempner co-produced Black Friday with Gabe Wax (Beirut, Soccer Mommy). It was recorded at Panoramic House in Stinson Beach, California, mainly tracked live with Kempner and her bandmates Jesse Weiss (drums) and Larz Brogan (bass).

Kempner also had this to say about the album in a press release: "Making music's always been a therapeutic thing for methat's such a big part of the reason why I do it in the first place. What I always want to do with my songs is to help people heal in some way, or come to some new understanding about whatever it is that they're going through. Even if it's just hearing a song and feeling less alone than they were before, that would mean so much to me."

Read our recent Artist Survey interview with Palehound.

Palehound Tour Dates: 

10/11: New York, NY @ Webster Hall #
10/12: Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Ballroom #
10/13: Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre #
10/15: Montreal, QC @ Le Tulipe #
10/16: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre #
10/18: Chicago, IL @ Metro #
10/21: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue #
10/24: Portland @ Crystal Ballroom #
10/25: Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre #
10/26: Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre #
10/28: San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore #
11/01: Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom #
11/02: Albuquerque, NM @ Sister #
11/04: Austin, TX @ Stubb's #
11/05: Dallas, TX @ Trees #
11/07: Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse #
11/08: Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom #
11/09: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer #
11/10: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club #

# = w/ Big Thief

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