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Acclaimed by fans and critics alike, prolific singer/songwriter Ellen Kempner​, aka Palehound, ​is known for sharing intimate meditations on love, gender, body image and self acceptance. ​Their most recent album, Black Friday, is a finespun exploration of all the forms that love can take: love between friends, love for people no longer in your life, love in the face of self-hate, love that endures through major life changes or through many tiny catastrophes.

On stage, the band takes audiences on a ​cathartic ​journey ​of exhilarati​on, ​empowerment and community​, whether headlining or opening for such idols as Courtney Barnett, The Breeders, Mitski, ​Big Thief, ​Japanese Breakfast, ​Jay Som ​and others.​

Kempner also collaborates with Jay Som’s Melina Duterte on a side project under the moniker Bachelor. The duo released the album Doomin’ Sun via Polyvinyl in June 2021.

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Brooklyn, NY




Indie Rock

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Palehound is seeking the following:

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