Acclaimed by fans & critics alike, prolific singer/songwriter Ellen Kempner, aka Palehound, is known for sharing intimate meditations on love, gender, body image and self acceptance. Her 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 exhilaration, empowerment and community, whether headlining or opening for such idols as Courtney Barnett, The Breeders, Mitski, Big Thief, Japanese Breakfast, Jay Som and others.
"Palehound’s Ellen Kempner has spent the past four years building up one of the most distinct styles in indie rock." - Rolling Stone, "Song You Need to Know"
“Palehound's Ellen Kempner has established herself as a prolific and distinguished voice in indie rock, winning over fans with her razor-sharp technique and poignant lyricism.” - NPR
“Worthy,” finds Kempner at a crossroads in a relationship hampered by her own self-doubt.”
- Pitchfork (track review)