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“Quite frankly, this song is about the murderous fantasies I have about all of the people who have abused my friends and how they continue to live their lives unpunished.” – Ellen Kempner

Fierce vocalist and prolific creative force, Palehound aka Ellen Kempner has released a new single, “Killer”, out today via Polyvinyl Record Co. With the new track, Palehound is teasing more new music to come. The release of “Killer” coincides with the launch of a North American tour supporting Cherry Glazerr beginning tonight in South Burlington, Vermont. The tour will see Palehound and Cherry Glazerr take music venues across North America by storm this February and into March. See tour dates here and below.

“scrappy and buzzy guitar rock, bolstered by Kempner’s dexterous riffs”NPR

“A Dazed-Sounding Tribute To The Magic Of Queer Love”The Fader

“Kempner hums [these] private pleasures over a gently looping acoustic guitar line that sounds like something from one of Broken Social Scene’s whispered love songs, luxuriating in her present bliss and overcoming past anxieties.”Pitchfork

“Her songs tend to pack the punch of dark personal experience and observations while still sounding bubbly; they often go down like jello shots.”New York Magazine’s “Vulture”

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Photo Credit: Bao Ngo

Palehound’s last release, the critically acclaimed “A Place I’ll Always Go” was released in 2017 via Polyvinyl Record Co. The album received glowing accolades from The New York Times, Pitchfork, NY Mag, FADER, NPR First Listen, NYLON, Bandcamp, Stereogum, Rookie, ELLE and Philadelphia Inquirer as well as gracing many “best-of” lists including Rob Sheffield’s Rolling Stone Top 20 Albums, Stereogum’s 50 Best Albums of 2017 and Vulture’s Best New Albums. When she wasn’t in the studio, Kempner has toured tirelessly since the release of “A Place I’ll Always Go”. She played headline dates to enraptured crowds as well as sharing stages with Big Thief, Jay Som, Mitski, M Ward, Weaves, Courtney Barnett, Waxahatchee, Japanese Breakfast and more. Be sure to catch Palehound’s electrifying live show coming to a city near you!

Palehound Tour Dates
* = with Cherry Glazerr

2/19: South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground*
2/20: Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground*
2/21: Detroit, MI @ El Club*
2/22: Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop*
2/23: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge*
2/26: Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe*
2/27: Kansas City, MO @ recordBar*
3/1: Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre*
3/2: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court*
3/4: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium*
3/6: Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom*
3/7: Seattle, WA @ Neumos*
3/8: Vancouver, ON @ Rickshaw Theatre*
3/10: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent*
3/11: West Hollywood, CA Troubadour* (SOLD OUT)
3/12: West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour* (SOLD OUT)

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