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Palehound Shares New Song “Black Friday”

Black Friday Due Out June 7 via Polyvinyl

May 29, 2019 Palehound
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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.” Listen below, followed by Palehound’s upcoming tour dates.

In a press release Kempner says the song is Kempner explains the song is, “about how fucked up it is that we’re all conditioned to feel we need to compete against others to get what we want. How success is measured in who you’re above and who you’re below. This one is framed through a specific relationship where you feel like you’re investing more into a person than they are in you, and that you feel you need to compete for their attention and love.”

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.

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:

06/15: Chicago, IL @ House of Vans %
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 #
10/17: Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre #
10/18: Chicago, IL @ Metro #
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 #
10/30: Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory #
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 #
11/11: Columbus, OH @ Athenaeum Theatre #

% = w/ The Breeders and Divino Niño
# = w/ Big Thief

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