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Palehound Announce New Album ‘Eye on The Bat’

Photo by Tonje Thielsen

Palehound, the musical moniker of El Kempner, have announced the details of their first album since 2019’s Black Friday. It’s going to be called Eye On The Bat and will be released on July 14th on Polyvinyl Record Co.

El summed it up like this:

“It’s about me, but it’s also about me in relation to others. After hiding for so long – staying inside and hiding your life and hiding yourself from the world – I was ready. I think I flipped.”

The artwork looks like this:

And the tracklisting like this:

01. “Good Sex”
02. “Independence Day”
03. “The Clutch”
04. “Eye On The Bat”
05. “U Want It U Got It”
06. “Route 22”
07. “My Evil”
08. “Head Like Soup”
09. “Right About You”
10. “Fadin”

And the first taste is out now, and it is so great. That’s “The Clutch”, a breezy piece of indie rock realness that ebbs and flows between piercing melody and heartfelt melancholy. A track all about so many things in life hitting you at once and you needing to find the words that bring you back down to the ground, it’s a beauty and brilliant starting point for what is sure to be a special record.

El had this to say about the song and where it came from:

‘The Clutch’ is the very first song I wrote for this album, back in 2020 right when lockdown started. I had been on a tour that was sliced in half by the onset of the pandemic and we had to apocalypse road trip back to New York across the country from Oregon, where our next show had been scheduled for. While that was happening, I was also having a triggering romantic experience with somebody I didn’t know too well, and by the time I got home my whole body seemed to be spinning in turmoil. Writing and producing this song grounded me and helped me process a new future and self that I hadn’t anticipated.”

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