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Palehound Share New Song “Your Boyfriend’s Gun” and Yo La Tengo Cover “Autumn Sweater”

Black Friday Out Now via Polyvinyl

Oct 10, 2019 Photography by Grace Pickering
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Palehound (aka Ellen Kempner) released a new album, Black Friday, back in June via Polyvinyl. Now she has shared two new tracks, the new song "Your Boyfriend's Gun" and a new cover of Yo La Tengo's "Autumn Sweater." Check them both out below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates.

Kempner had this to say about the new song in a press release: "'Your Boyfriend's Gun' is about loving people who love men with guns. It's about the conversation of what protection is, how a person can claim they're protecting and caring for you when they are putting you in harm's way in ways they can't process."

Pick up our current print issue (the My Favorite Album Issue) to read Ellen Kempner's essay on her all-time favorite album.

In February, prior to the album's announcement, Palehound shared the album's "Killer" (it was one of our Songs of the Week). When the album was announced she shared a video for another song from the album, "Aaron." Then she shared another song from it, "Worthy," via a video for the track. That was followed by the album's title track, "Black Friday."

Palehound's last album was 2017's A Place I'll Always Go.

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 previous press release: "Making music's always been a therapeutic thing for me-that'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 # (SOLD OUT)
10/12: Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Ballroom #
10/13: Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre # (SOLD OUT)
10/15: Montreal, QC @ La Tulipe # (SOLD OUT)
10/16: Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall # (SOLD OUT)
10/17: Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre #
10/18: Chicago, IL @ Metro # (SOLD OUT)
10/19: Madison, WI @ The Sylvee #
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 # (SOLD OUT)
10/29: Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy *
10/30: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory #
11/01: Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom # (SOLD OUT)
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 # (SOLD OUT)
11/09: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer # (SOLD OUT)
11/10: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club # (SOLD OUT)
11/11: Columbus, OH @ Athenaeum Theatre #
11/13: Pittsburgh, PA @ Club Cafe
11/14: Ithaca, NY @ The Haunt
11/15: Holyoke, MA @ Gateway City Arts

# = w/ Big Thief
* = w/ Lomelda

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