Palehound 'A Place I’ll Always Go' Streaming via NPR First Listen, Nat'l Tour w/ Waxahatchee + Headlining Summer Dates

Sophomore Album A Place I’ll Always Go 
Streaming In Full via NPR First Listen

Headlining Summer Dates + National Tour w/ Waxahatchee

A Place I'll Always Go Out June 16th on Polyvinyl Record Co.

“scrappy and buzzy guitar rock, bolstered by Kempner's dexterous riffs … also offers some darker, nuanced shades that evoke the album's themes." 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”

Boston’s Palehound, lead by fierce vocalist and prolific creative force Ellen Kempner, will release the sophomore album, A Place I'll Always Go, June 16 on Polyvinyl Record Co. Fans can hear the collection a week early, streaming with NPR First Listen today. 

A Place I’ll Always Go was recently included in Stereogum’s 50 Best Albums of 2017 So Far. Previously, the music video for album track “If You Met Her”debuted on Rookie and was included in Vulture’s Best New Songs Of The Week, and ELLE’s Best New Songs To Listen To In June list. NY Mag’s The Cutrecently noted Palehound’s ability to write “guitar licks that build a permanent home in your head.” Previously, Ellen had an intimate chat Stereogum about the record, debuted album single “Room” via FADER, and announced the record with NPR.


photo credit: Shervin Lainez
A Place I’ll Always Go is a frank look at love and loss, cushioned by indelible hooks and gently propulsive, fuzzed-out rock. The album channels feelings of anxiety — heart-racing moments both exhilarating and crushing — into songs that feel well-worn and comforting. Recorded at Brooklyn’s Thump Studios (with the assistance of Gabe Wax), A Place I'll Always Go builds on the promise of Palehound's critically acclaimed 2015 album Dry Food, showcasing songs that breathe Kempner’s evolved maturity. Following a spring tour with Big Thief and a handful of summer headlining dates which include a record release show in Boston, Palehound will kick off a national tour with Waxahatchee in August. Full list of dates HERE or see below.

Palehound National Tour Dates
# = with Waxahatchee

6/16: Boston, MA @ Sonia’s (Record Release Party!)
6/27: Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right (tickets)
6/28: Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle (tickets)
7/ 6: Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s
7/7: Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
7/10: Indianapolis, IN @ The Hi-Fi
7/11: Millvale, PA @ The Funhouse at Mr.Smalls
8/04: Dallas, TX @ Club Dada #
8/05: Austin, TX @ The Mohawk #
08-06: Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall #
8/07: New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks #
8/09: Birmingham, AL @ Saturn #
8/10: Athens, GA @ Athens Popfest #
8/11: Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West #
8/13: Asheville, NC @ Grey Eagle Tavern & Music Hall #
8/14: Nashville, TN @ Third Man Records #
8/15: Columbus, OH @ Park Street Saloon #
8/16: Detroit, MI @ El Club #
8/17: Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace #
8/18: Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount #
8/19: Boston, MA @ Royale #
8/21: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club #

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