Palehound Unveils “Independence Day” Single + Video


Unveils “Independence Day” Single + Video

Available across platforms here

2023 North American Fall Headline Tour

Tour dates + tickets below and here

Eye On The Bat LP Out 7/14 on Polyvinyl Record Co.

co-produced by El Kempner and Sam Evian

Eye On The Bat album pre-order link

“a fiery indie rock song” THEM

“‘a rush of satisfyingly mangled goodness” Stereogum

“Love is just a punch in the gut for Palehound on this jagged rock frenzy” NYLON

“El Kempner’s fourth album as Palehound still boasts riffs and burnt edges” ELLE

“a triumphant, unforgettable project is set to befall upon us all this summer.” Paste

“perhaps the biggest and boldest we’ve heard of Palehound yet.” Consequence

“El Kempner has a way of balancing a sense of beauty with a haunted texture.” Uproxx

“sings about coming to terms with the evil they feel inside while playing some tense 

folk-rock guitar.” Rolling Stone

“a teeth-baring rocker highlighted by a punchy, super-tight solo from El Kempner 

that takes the tune to another level.” Guitar World

Singles: “
The Clutch” “My Evil” “Independence Day

Credit: Tonje Thilesen 

Palehound has unleashed the raucous new “Independence Day” single & video today, the latest cut from their new album Eye On The Bat, due out July 14 on Polyvinyl Record Co. The new song wrestles with a newfound emotional clarity over a fireworks display of masterful guitar, crashing percussion and Kempner’s signature croon. They share, “The ending of a relationship that spanned the majority of my twenties illuminated a forked road that daunted me. In the aftermath of our breakup, I found myself dwelling on what that other life would have been like and who I would have become had we chosen differently, or even if circumstance or tragedy had chosen for us.”

Watch / Share “Independence Day” Video

Eye On The Bat is Kempner’s latest release since Black Friday (2019) and Doomin’ Sun (2021) by Bachelor (a collaborative project with Jay Som’s Melina Duterte). Recorded in brief stints across 2022 at Flying Cloud Recordings in the Catskills, they stepped up to the soundboard for the first time, co-producing the new album alongside Sam Evian (Big Thief, Cass McCombs). Kempner also credits multi-instrumentalist Larz Brogan, who they refer to as “my platonic life partner” and longtime member of Palehound since the Boston DIY days, as a vital part of making the album come together the way it did.

Eye On The Bat is the biggest – and best – Palehound has sounded on record. It is not a hopeful record in content, but it presents listeners with a reminder that – if you made it through that, you’ll handle whatever comes next.

Palehound will kick off a North American headline tour tour this fall, making stops in NYC, LA, Chicago, DC, Seattle, Philly and more.

North American Tour Dates – Tickets

# w/ Empath

$ w/ alexalone

& w/ Jimmy Eat World

9/16: West Springfield, MA @ The Big E &

10/17: Syracuse, NY @ The Lost Horizon #

10/19: New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom #

10/20: Philadelphia, PA @ The Foundry #

10/21: Washington, DC @ Union Stage #

10/23: Richmond, VA @ Richmond Music Hall #

10/24: Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall #

10/25: Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade – Purgatory #

10/26: Nashville, TN @ Blue Room @ Third Man #

10/28: Austin, TX @ TBA

10/29: Oklahoma City, OK @ Factory Obscura

11/01: Phoenix, AZ @ Rebel Lounge $

11/02: San Diego, CA @ Casbah $

11/03: Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room $

11/04: San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel $

11/06: Seattle, WA @ Madame Lou’s $

11/07: Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios $

11/09: Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court $

11/10: Denver, CO @ Globe Hall $

11/11: Fort Collins, CO @ The Coast $

11/14: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St. Entry $

11/15: Madison, WI @ High Noon Saloon $

11/17: Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle $

11/18: Columbus, OH @ A&R Music Bar $

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