“Aaron” Palehound

Boston band Palehound will release their new album album Black Friday on June 7th via Polyvinyl Record Co. The LP is described by Ellen Kempner as a “finespun exploration of all the forms that love can take: love between friends, love for people no longer in your life, love in the face of self-hate, love that endures through major life changes or through many tiny catastrophes.”

Alongside the album announcement, Palehound has shared the video for “Aaron,” Robert Kolodny directed it and captured this theme perfectly through portraying physical insecurity as living in an unruly, amorphous body and gradually shedding it.” The video is a House of Nod Production, directed by Robert Kolodny and with masks created by Gaudmother. With her hushed yet urgent vocals, Kempner harnesses her ability to draw so much power from a single word, turning “Aaron” into an indelibly tender expression of devotion and love.

Ellen Kempner on “Aaron”:

“Aaron is a character that represents my partner, who is trans. It’s not specific to his experience though, the song is about change in relation to our bodies in general. It’s about learning to be comfortable in our skins, whether that means changing our bodies or mindsets. Robert Kolodny directed the video and captured this theme perfectly through portraying physical insecurity as living in an unruly, amorphous body and gradually shedding it.”

Palehound
Live Dates

10/11: New York, NY @ Webster Hall #
10/12: Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Ballroom #
10/13: Boston, MA @ Wilbur Theatre #
10/15: Montreal, QC @ Le Tulipe #
10/16: Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre #
10/18: Chicago, IL @ Metro #
10/21: Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue #
10/24: Portland @ Crystal Ballroom #
10/25: Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre #
10/26: Seattle, WA @ Moore Theatre #
10/28: San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore #
11/01: Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom #
11/02: Albuquerque, NM @ Sister #
11/04: Austin, TX @ Stubb’s #
11/05: Dallas, TX @ Trees #
11/07: Atlanta, GA @ Variety Playhouse #
11/08: Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom #
11/09: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer #
11/10: Washington, DC @ 9:30 Club #

# = w/ Big Thief