It may have only been a little over five years since Palehound formed, but in that time the band has done more than some bands who’ve been going for twice as long. With an album coming in early June, the first two singles from Black Friday should excite fans of the plainspoken group as well as earn them a wider fan base as well.
On their newest single “Aaron,” the indie rock goodness swells from the ground up like a flower blooming in the sunshine. There’s a subtle build between soft vocals and the guitar that only get stronger when the drums pop in. The way the song is structured is a masterful look into all that the band can do when placed in the right hands.
With the debut single from the album, “Killer” showcases the more somber induced hooks that the band has become known for. The way the breathy vocals seem to appear like a ghost in the night holds your attention just underneath the swaying guitar and the wallowed bass. The song has a haunting feel without getting dark, even though the title would suggest otherwise.
Both songs are available to stream on all streaming platforms, they can be purchased in all digital shops including Bandcamp, and you can pre-order Black Friday in multiple bundles on multiple formats directly from Polyvinyl Records ahead of its June 06 release. Palehound will be on tour starting October 11 in New York, NY at Webster Hall until November 10 in Washington, DC at 9:30 Club. A complete list of their tour dates can be found here.
Image Credits: Photo by Bao Ngo.