Palehound Drops Kelly Clarkson Cover w/ Vulture + Fall Tour w/ Mitski & PWR BTTM

Palehound Drops Kelly Clarkson Cover w/ Vulture + Fall Tour w/ Mitski & PWR BTTM

Palehound “Miss Independent” (Kelly Clarkson Cover)

Drops w/ New York Magazine’s Vulture!

National Fall Tour w/ Mitski and PWR BTTM

Announced, Summer Dates Continue

Critically Acclaimed Debut LP Dry Food

Out Now via Exploding In Sound

Photo Credit: Chad Kamenshine

“Dry Food confronts the point it’s been evading: kidding yourself is no way to recover, and comfort offers little impetus to move on. Palehound’s discomfiting, unflinching debut suggests she knew it all along.” Pitchfork, 8.0 review

“antsy and ambivalently sexy” Rolling Stone, 4-star review

“… a dynamic new artist capable of embodying wide-eyed empathy and the all-consuming yearn of youth, while still demonstrating wisdom beyond her years. The most exciting part of all: Palehound is only beginning.” NPR, First Listen

“The way some people have a way with words, Palehound singer/songwriter Ellen Kempner has a way with a guitar: Looped lines tumble out in the knotty configurations worthy of a sailor’s handiwork, or maybe of academic writing.” SPIN, Album Of The Week

“Sweet with a lick of acid, Palehound has been astonishing us … with the kind of acerbic lyricism, gritty vigor and arpeggiated hooks that make her one of the most exciting new voices in indie rock” PAPER Magazine

“ …tense and taut but still bends with explosive interludes; the St. Vincent comparisons aren’t far off.” The Boston Globe

Boston’s Palehound aka 21 year old Ellen Kempner, is a force to be reckoned with. The honestly in her lyrics create a layer of vulnerability, familiarity and compassion among listeners. She has deeply touched fans with the brevity to use her platform to speak out about human rights and empowerment, when the moment calls for it. Her critically acclaimed debut album Dry Food is out now via Exploding In Sound.

Dry Food is a flag-plant by a young woman with a lot on her mind and talent to burn. Palehound is currently on a summer tour and the guitarist and songwriter extraordinaire is thrilled to announce a national fall tour with Mitski and PWR BTTM this fall. In celebration of what is sure to be a stint of must-see dates, she is thrilled to share a blissful reinterpretation of Kelly Clarkson’s “Miss Independent”.

“Miss Independent” (Kelly Clarkson Cover premiered with New York Magazine’s Vulture today. 

Dry Food is full of sonic and emotional twist in turns. Recorded by Gabe Wax (Wye Oak, Speedy Ortiz), the album highlights Kempner’s whispery alto voice and sophisticated musicianship, giving it a raw, confessional feel, even on louder, rattling tracks. While the album chronicles a particularly rough time in Kempner’s life, it does so with verve and grit, not to mention sterling musicianship and wry lyrics. Be sure to catch Palehound live on tour in a city near you!

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National Tour Dates

# = w/ Mitski & PWR BTTM

* = w/ Gardens & Villa

9/3: Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Mug

w/ LVL Up, Eskimeaux

9/4: Annandale-On-Hudson, NY @ The Root Cellar

w/ LVL Up, O Face, Pleistocene

9/5: Syracuse, NY @ Scarier Dome

9/6: Rochester, NY @ The Bug Jar

9/8: Ann Arbor, MI @ The Metal Frat

9/9: Kalamazoo, MI @ Millhouse

9/11: Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen

9/17: Austin, TX @ The Parish *

9/18: Dallas, TX @ Club Dada *

9/19: Houston, TX @ House of Blues

9/20: New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa *

9/22: Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5 *

9/23: Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle – Back Room *

9/24: Washington, DC @ Rock & Roll Hotel *

9/25: Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *

9/26: Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle *

11/12: Charlottesville, VA @ Southern Cafe #

11/14: Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge #

11/16: Nashville, TN @ The High Watt #

11/17: Bloomington, IN @ Bishop Bar #

11/18: Madison, WI @ The Frequency #

11/19: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry #

11/20: Chicago IL @ Beat Kitchen #

11/21: Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe #

11/23: Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha #

11/25: Kingston, NY @ BSP Lounge #

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Palehound Drops Kelly Clarkson Cover w/ Vulture + Fall Tour w/ Mitski & PWR BTTM