Palehound Drops Kelly Clarkson Cover

Palehound and Vulture Cover Kelly Clarkson

Boston’s Palehound aka 21 year old Ellen Kempner, is a force to be reckoned with. The honesty in her lyrics create a layer of vulnerability, familiarity and compassion among listeners. She also has experience in deeply touching fans with the brevity to use her platform to speak out about human rights and empowerment. Her debut album Dry Food is out now via Exploding In Sound.

Dry Food is a flag-plant by a young woman with a lot on her mind and talent to burn. Palehound is currently on a summer tour and the guitarist and songwriter extraordinaire is thrilled to announce a national fall tour with Mitski and PWR BTTM this fall. In celebration of what is sure to be a stint of must-see dates, she is thrilled to share a blissful reinterpretation of Kelly Clarkson’s “Miss Independent”.

Recorded by Gabe Wax (Wye Oak, Speedy Ortiz), Dry Food chronicles a particularly rough time in Kempner’s life, highlighting Kempner’s whispery alto voice and wry lyrics, giving it a raw, confessional feel, even on the louder, rattling tracks.

A list of new fall tour dates is below:

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 @ The Metal Frat
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 *
11/12: Charlottesville, VA @ Southern Cafe #
11/14: Athens, GA @ Caledonia Lounge #
11/16: Nashville, TN @ The High Watt #
11/17: Bloomington, IN @ Bishop Bar #
11/18: Madison, WI @ The Frequency #
11/19: Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry #
11/20: Chicago IL @ Beat Kitchen #
11/21: Columbus, OH @ Rumba Cafe #
11/23: Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha #
11/25: Kingston, NY @ BSP Lounge #

National Tour Dates
# = w/ Mitski & PWR BTTM
* = w/ Gardens & Villa