SETP 21, 2017
$3 with OCID / $8 without
"plainspoken, technique-heavy indie rock" band fronted by fierce vocalist/guitarist Ellen Kemper, this powerful three-piece group plays songs about love and loss and will bring the Sco down.
“scrappy and buzzy guitar rock, bolstered by Kempner's dexterous riffs … also offers some darker, nuanced shades that evoke the album's themes." -NPR
"Palehound's unflinching songs are also a celebration of life and embrace of love, and an empathetic reflection on how endings usually lead to beginnings." -NPR
"There are echoes of earlier bands, with songs that brings to mind Smith Westerns, Beach House, the Strokes, or Wilco... arranged around Kempner’s unique whisper of a voice and way of seeing the world that draws out the moodiness. This undercurrent distinguishes the project, and makes Kempner worth following." -Pitchfork