Palehound

The 30 Best Songs of 2021 (So Far)

Best Album lists tend to earn all the internet hype — it always feels like a somewhat serious, academic endeavor, adding to the pantheon of…
SPIN Staff / June 3, 2021

L7, Courtney Barnett and More Join Hands Off! to Empower Young Womxn

L7, Courtney Barnett, Palehound, X’s Exene Cervenka and more are part of a new cassette compilation called Hands Off! It is a response…
Emily Tan / October 19, 2020

Today, Bandcamp Is Donating Its Profits to the Transgender Law Center. Here’s What You Should Buy.

Today, Bandcamp is donating their share of each purchase made on the music site to the Transgender Law Center. The announcement follows a series of…
Rob Arcand / August 4, 2017

Speedy Ortiz Cover TV On The Radio for Planned Parenthood Compilation

With recent attacks on women's reproductive freedom and affordable healthcare, artists like Alex G, Speedy Ortiz, Porches, and the Lemon Twigs have banded together to create a new…
Emma May / April 28, 2017

Review: Palehound Ties Indie Rock in Knots on ‘Dry Food’

7SPIN Rating: 7 of 10Release Date: August 14, 2015Label: Exploding in SoundThe way some people have a way with words, Palehound singer/songwriter Ellen Kempner has…
Colin Joyce / August 10, 2015

Listen to Palehound’s ‘Dry Food’ in Full Now

Palehound — aka alt-pop singer-songwriter Ellen Kempner — will release her debut record, Dry Food, on August 14, but today she's streaming the entire thing via…
Rachel Brodsky / August 6, 2015

Palehound Envies ‘Healthier Folk’ in Pained New Song

"I only feel half right around healthier folk," Palehound — aka 21-year-old Ellen Kempner — complains in her new single, a trudging, mid-tempo attempt at…
Rachel Brodsky / July 8, 2015

SPIN Singles Mix: Ryan Adams, Katie Dey, Palehound, and More

Welcome to SPIN‘s Singles Mix! SPIN staffers have rounded up their favorite, must-hear tracks for your personal playlists. Collecting the finest from Swedish psychedelia experts,…
SPIN Staff / June 24, 2015

Hear Palehound’s Ramshackle Folk-Punk ‘Drooler’

Last year, singer-songwriter Ellen Kempner released a full-length of self-recorded, lo-fi shamblers under the moniker of Kempa. Now, the 19-year-old has a new project, Palehound,…
Kyle McGovern / September 16, 2013