New Album and Video From Palehound

Palehounds 'Dry Food' Released

Boston’s Palehound just released their highly anticipated debut album Dry Food today via Exploding In Sound. Ellen Kempner is the 21-year-old guitarist and songwriter behind Palehound, Dry Food is a result of a young woman with a lot on her mind and talent to burn. Now, she is going on a national wide US tour starting and ending in Philadelphia. In celebration of the release of Dry Food, Palehound has also revealed the new “Healthier Folk” video, directed by artist Faye Orlove.

On the creative inspiration for the video, creator Faye Orlove shares: The song for me exemplified all the contradictions between the unhealthy things girls do to appear healthy. Tweezing and waxing and make-up and medications. I think there’s no clearer allegory for the pressures on girls to be pretty than the idea of “covering up” pimples when the best thing you can do for your skin is let it breathe. So that was sort of the idea behind the video. Showing these “beauty products” in a light that makes them look as gross as they can make you feel. I definitely don’t want it to be interpreted in a way that condemns hygiene or self-expression through make-up. It’s more supposed to shine a light on the societal pressures and sexist constructs that make girls feel like their appearance is their only value.

National Tour Dates

^ = w/ Basement, LVL UP & Adventures

* = w/ Gardens & Villa

8/14: Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer ^
8/16: Boston, MA @ Royale ^
8/17: New York, NY @ Gramercy Theater ^
8/22: Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair (“Exploding In Sound Extended Weekend” show)
w/ Krill, Big Ups, LVL UP, and Stove
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 @ TBA
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*