Palehound: “Flowing Over”

Boston’s Palehound showed a proclivity for fun, lo-fi indie pop and guitar noodling on their debut album, but the group’s sophomore record turns up the lo-fi and digs in deeper to the human psyche and what makes us “feel.” After losing a close friend and her grandmother, frontwoman, guitarist, and songwriter Ellen Kempner says her worldview took a major refocusing and A Place I’ll Always Go is the product of her maturation and new life lens.

“Flowing Over” is a paragon of her emotional struggle and subsequent growth. The attitude and pain in her soul reaches from her core to her fingertips, and while this isn’t a number that showcases her nimble digits, there’s a pleasant peppering of guitar licks and turns to break-up the soft, fuzzy drone filling-up the sound space. Truly, it’s bedroom indie at its best–the kind of song the cool girls throw on while getting ready to see a show at the dive bar.

“Flowing Over” appears on A Place I’ll Always Go, out June 16th via Polyvinyl. Palehound opens for Waxahatchee at the Mohawk on August 5th.

-Taylor Wallace

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