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. The collection is a frank look at love and loss, cushioned by indelible hooks and gently propulsive, fuzzed-out rock. 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’s latest music video for album track “If You Met Her” was created in collaboration with a team of high school students from Real to Reel Filmschool, part of the Boston arts non-profit Raw Art Works (RAW).

“I wrote this song on the one year anniversary of my close friends passing. It addresses the experience of grief I had following losing her, including feelings of guilt and being reminded of her everywhere I would go.” shares Ellen. “I wrote it like a letter, reminiscing over times we’d spent together and telling her about how I’d fallen in love. The teens at Raw Art Works put a visual to my song that I feel perfectly reflects the content and I was absolutely astounded at how professional and amazing they were to work with.”


The “If You Met Her” video debuted alongside an in-depth interview with Rookie today and is available to post/share HERE.

A Place I’ll Always Go channels feelings of anxiety — heart-racing moments both exhilarating and crushing — into songs that feel well-worn and comforting. The album was recorded at Brooklyn’s Thump Studios with the assistance of Gabe Wax, who also recorded Dry Food. A Place I’ll Always Go builds on the promise of Palehound’s critically acclaimed 2015 album Dry Food with songs that breathe Kempner’s evolved maturity, while asserting her core artistic fire.


Palehound National Tour Dates
# = with Waxahatchee

6/7: Peterborough NH @ The Thing In The Spring
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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