Palehound "A Place I’ll Always Go (Polyvinyl)"
A Place I’ll Always Go, the second LP from Palehound but their first for Polyvinyl, is an indie rock wonderland. Spindly guitar lines, plunky bass, shuffle-y drums and Ellen Kempner’s hushed, melodic vocals. It all adds up to a throwback to the ‘90s heyday of the indie craft a la The Breeders (with a little Folk Implosion percussion thrown in for good measure), plus a softer take on the modern sounds of Speedy Ortiz. Having recorded the album after a period of great personal loss, Ellen and Co. have come out the other side with an introspective blast of blurry rock. Check out the earworm “Room.”