Palehound Wonder "How Long" This Will Last on New Single
Published Feb 02, 2021Ellen Kempner's Palehound have shared a new single titled "How Long" through Polyvinyl today.
While the track specifically tells the story of an ominous day at a swimming hole last summer, it's hard to separate the lyrics from an imagined world in a post-COVID era when Kempner asks, "How long till we look back and say / We can't believe we lived that way?"
"This is a true story about a day I had back in July," Kempner said of the song. "At first, it was a blissful day which then took a sharp turn when a bunch of biblical omens came suddenly from nowhere, water snakes, dark storm clouds, hail. It felt very familiar, and seemed to mock us."
The song is the latest in a string of excellent one-off releases from the DIY group, following their monumental 2019 album Black Friday. Palehound would have taken the record on tour last year, if not for gathering restrictions. So far, they've yet to announce a follow-up.
Until we can see the band in person again, listen to their fresh new single below.