Friday, June 23, 2023

Palehound - "Independence Day"

Photo by Tonje Thilesen

Palehound has been making the kind of music that straddles the line between indie rock and folk, and since that's kind of our sweet spot here, we've always been a fan of theirs. Their latest single, "Independence Day," is pure indie rock, but with a little Americana twist. It's a break up song, but a break up song that is bouncy and almost joyous sounding. There's also a ton of pop here, despite how jangly the song may sound. This seems to be the year that a lot of our favorites are leveling up and making great albums that have mainstream crossover appeal while staying true to what has always made them great, and from what we've heard so far Palehound might be right there with their upcoming album.

El Kempner says of their new single:

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.”

You can watch the video for "Independence Day" below. Eye on the Bat is due out July 14 on Polyvinyl Record Co., and is available for pre-order here. For more on Palehound, check out the artist on Instagram and Facebook. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.

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 $

# w/ Empath

$ w/ alexalone 

& w/ Jimmy Eat World

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