Palehound "Black Friday (Polyvinyl)"
In its history, Boston has meant many things to many people. A great place to throw a tea party. A killer spot for some equally killer beans. Boisterous sports fans. But in my mind, all of those things are falling away as now Boston is primarily, to me, the hometown of Palehound! On Black Friday (Polyvinyl), their third LP, Ellen Kempner and the gang deal with the many different forms love can take with occasionally hushed vocals, delicate lyrics, and spindly bedroom rock for a sound that falls somewhere between modern indie and the most classic indie bands you can think of. It’s a delicious combo, so order up a heaping helping of the whisper rock of “Aaron.”