Palehound Tease New Music with the Blunt, Cathartic “Killer”
Along with the announcement of supporting dates for Cherry Glazerr, the Boston indie trio return with a timely single.
There’s a lot going on right now, and there’s a lot to be said about it. While Twitter seems to be an ideal medium for threading grievances against the men who are hurting us, music remains the most therapeutic means of catharsis.
Today, Boston songwriter Ellen Kempner teased new music from her band Palehound, the first evidence of a new release since 2017’s grief-stricken-but-upbeat A Place I’ll Always Go. “Killer” is a somber, four-minute ballad fueled by vengeance and a guitar as country-western as Kempner’s enunciation of “darlin’.” “Quite frankly, this song is about the murderous fantasies I have about all of the people who have abused my friends and how they continue to live their lives unpunished,” Kempner notes, cutting right to the chase.
While there’s no word of a new LP as of yet, the Polyvinyl-released single comes with news of a supporting slot for Cherry Glazerr on their upcoming North American tour. See the full dates below the audio.
2/19: South Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground*
2/20: Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground*
2/21: Detroit, MI @ El Club*
2/22: Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop*
2/23: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge*
2/26: Minneapolis, MN @ Fine Line Music Cafe*
2/27: Kansas City, MO @ recordBar*
3/1: Englewood, CO @ Gothic Theatre*
3/2: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court*
3/4: Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst Atrium*
3/6: Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom*
3/7: Seattle, WA @ Neumos*
3/8: Vancouver, ON @ Rickshaw Theatre*
3/10: San Francisco, CA @ The Independent*
3/11: West Hollywood, CA Troubadour* (SOLD OUT)
3/12: West Hollywood, CA @ Troubadour* (SOLD OUT)
* = with Cherry Glazerr