NEW ARTIST OF THE DAY: Palehound
Quirky bedroom indie from New York state...
SUBBA-CULTCHA.COM SAYS: “Led by vocalist/guitarist Ellen Kempner, Palehound thrive on simplicity. Crafting surreal narratives of self-doubt and idiosyncracy, the Yonkers, New York four-piece come down on the ragged side of indie-rock, sardonic confessionals delivered in tuneful style. The recently-released ‘Holiest’ showcases a richer, fleshed-out sound – the song itself short but perfectly formed, exuding a kind of ramshackle charm. It’s still early days for Ellen and co, but if this is any indication they’re on track for exciting things. Give the song a listen below and make up your own mind... and keep an eye out for upcoming coverage."
The much buzzed about
Palehound has returned with a brand new single and an expanded line-up, shifting the solo project to a quartet. The band,
Ellen Kempner (vocals/guitar),
Thom Lombardi (bass/backing vox),
Ben Scherer (guitar/backing vox), and
Max Kupperberg (drums) formed during the fall of 2013, expanding on the sound of last year’s
Bent Nail EP with stunning dynamics and a heavier tone.. Nearly 50+ shows later, the band will release
(Holiest b/w Pay No Mind), the first recorded output from the full band, an impressive statement in the evolution of Palehound. The results of their session captured the feel of the band while still allowing room for Kempner’s songwriting to beam through the muscular compositions with clever lyricism and undeniable charm. "Holiest was written as a dialogue with myself over feeling socially lazy and naive." said Kempner about the single's lyrics.