Ellen Kempner

Ellen Kempner is the vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter for the Boston-based indie rock trio Palehound. Building on the promise of their critically-acclaimed 2015 album Dry Food, and 2017’s A Place I’ll Always GoBlack Friday examines the intricacies of friendship and partnership, handling the subject with a level of attention rarely found in pop songs. Black Friday will be released June 7 on Polyvinyl Record co.

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Talks

Greys See the Enchantment in the Wreckage

By Ellen Kempner | June 3, 2019

Greys See the Enchantment in the Wreckage

Ellen Kempner (Palehound) on the “untethered darkness” of Age Hasn’t Spoiled You.

Under My Skin is Dark Nostalgia

By Ellen Kempner | May 14, 2019

Under My Skin is Dark Nostalgia

Ellen Kempner (Palehound) on the life lessons Avril Lavigne taught her, 15 years later.

Best of 2018: Ellen Kempner’s (Palehound) Favorite Album of 2018 is Tierra Whack’s Whack World

By Ellen Kempner | December 17, 2018

Best of 2018: Ellen Kempner’s (Palehound) Favorite Album of 2018 is Tierra Whack’s Whack World

In a year full of great music, Tierra Whack blew everything away.

Some Thoughts on The Record Kelly Clarkson Has “Always Wanted to Make”

By Ellen Kempner | October 30, 2017

Some Thoughts on The Record Kelly Clarkson Has “Always Wanted to Make”

Meaning of Life's most consistent themes are feminism and body positivity.