Palehound’s “Independence Day” Navigates Newfound Clarity

[Cover photo credit to Tonje Thilesen]

Palehound has released “Independence Day” a new single & video and the latest from their new album Eye On The Bat, due out July 14th, 2023 on Polyvinyl Record Co. The new song “wrestles with a newfound emotional clarity”.

They share:

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.

Eye On The Bat is El Kempner’s latest release since Black Friday (2019) and Doomin’ Sun (2021) by Bachelor (a collaborative project with Jay Som’s Melina Duterte). Recorded in brief stints across 2022 at Flying Cloud Recordings in the Catskills, they co-produced the new album for the first time alongside Sam Evian (Big Thief, Cass McCombs).

Kempner also credits multi-instrumentalist Larz Brogan, and longtime member of Palehound since their Boston DIY days, as a vital part of making the album come together the way it did. 

Eye On The Bat is described as “not a hopeful record in content, but it presents listeners with a reminder that – if you made it through that, you’ll handle whatever comes next.”

Palehound will kick off a North American headline tour tour this Fall, making stops in NYC, LA, Chicago, DC, Seattle, Philly and more.  

North American Tour Dates

# w/ Empath

$ w/ alexalone 

& w/ Jimmy Eat World

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 $

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