Posts Tagged ‘ Ellen Kempner ’

Palehound: August 13, 2016 Trans-Pecos

August 18, 2016

[photo by nyctaper]

It was a sunny afternoon on one of the hottest days of the year, but inside the cool confines of Trans-Pecos last Saturday’s show hosted by PopGun was a winner. Palehound was the headliner and it is true that we had not seen the band since our CMJ show in 2014. In the interim, Ellen Kempner compiled a new band — which is essentially now a power trio of Jesse Weiss on drums and Dave Khoshtinat on bass. With a superb rhythm section behind her and on the tails of last year’s well received album Dry Food, Ellen’s stature has been all upwards since our last meeting. At Pecos to a large crowd relieved to be indoors and cool, Palehound played a well-paced set that featured three new songs but relied primarily on Dry Food material. Sure, we got a couple of “oldies” including the fave “Pet Carrot” but this is a band that is clearly looking forward where the future is rosy as hell.

Palehound will be playing the Wild Honey Pie’s Welcome Campers event next weekend. Details here. The band will return to more active dates in the Fall.

I recorded this set with the Schoeps cards mounted in front of the stage and mixed with a board feed. The sound is quite representative of the room that excellent day. Enjoy!

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Stream the Complete Show:

Queens NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + On Stage Audience Matrix

Soundboard [engineer Chris] + Schoeps CCM4u Cardioids > Sound Devices 744t > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wavs > Soundforge (mixing) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3/tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced by nyctaper

[Total Time 54:43]
01 [new song – Don’t Come Near Me]
02 Psycho Speak
03 Healthier Folk
04 Molly
05 Easy
06 [banter – bad week]
07 Dry Food
08 Drooler
09 Cinnamon
10 Seekonk
11 Cushioned Caging
12 [banter – Wyoming]
13 Pet Carrot
14 [banter – sleep-away camp]
15 [new song – At Night I’m Alright]
16 [new song – Stuck With the Weight]
17 Dixie

Support Palehound: Facebook | Bandcamp | Exploding In Sound Records | Twitter

Palehound: May 9, 2014 Death By Audio – Flac/MP3/Streaming

May 15, 2014

Palehound DBA
[photo by nyctaper]

Its pretty hard for me to believe that Palehound’s debut release Bent Nail EP was written by a college freshman and half of the current band can’t legally buy beer in New York. The band’s set at Death By Audio last Friday was also a revelation — this quartet has only been playing together for a few months having for the most part debuted at last October’s CMJ — but Palehound played with such confidence and so much in sync that they’re more of a “band” than many more experienced outfits. At the center of it all is Ellen Kempner, whose songwriting chops continue to grow. The band’s latest Kitchen 7″ opens with “Holiest”, which was part of the one-two punch that opened this show in such impressive fashion. And Palehound is continuing to write new material, as this show featured several new numbers including one that has no title as yet. Interestingly, the very animated crowd included one guy who yelled out “that’s the best song yet” after the Untitled song. Perhaps, but we are partial to “Pet Carrot”, which has evolved in a short time from an alt-folk track on the EP to a crunchy electric raver live. Its streaming below. Expect much from Palehound in the near future — its hard not to both be impressed by their maturity and to root for them. The band has several upcoming dates, including the Grrrl Fest at Silent Barn on June 14.

I recorded this set with the Sennheiser Cards on a stand at the front and center of the stage and mixed it with a board feed. The mics got jostled a little during the set and you can hear direct conversations in between songs as the band’s rabid fans were very into the show. But all that aside, the placement of the mics was perfect as the instruments are loud and clear and the vocal-heavy board blends perfectly for a superb recording. Enjoy!

Stream “Pet Carrot”:

Download the Complete Show [MP3] / [FLAC]

Note: All of the material on this site is offered with artist permission, free to fans, at our expense. The only thing we ask is that you download the material directly from this site, rather than re-posting the direct links or the files on other sites without our permission. Please respect our request.

Death By Audio
Brooklyn NY

Digital Master Recording
Soundboard + Upfront Audience

Soundboard + Sennheiser MKH-8040s > Edirol R-44 (Oade Concert Mod) > 2 x 24bit 48kHz wav files > Soundforge (level adjustments, mixdown, set fades) > CDWave 1.95 (tracking) > TLH > flac (320 MP3 and tagging via Foobar)

Recorded and Produced
by nyctaper

[Total Time 30:23]
01 Heart Splint
02 Holiest
03 Drooler
04 Untitled
05 Cinnamon
06 Abraham And His New Healthy Food
07 [banter – Max]
08 I Get Clean
09 Pet Carrot

If you download this recording from NYCTaper, PLEASE SUPPORT Palehound, like the band on Facebook, and buy the releases from their Bandcamp page [HERE] or from the Exploding In Sound Records Store [HERE].

Support nyctaper

DISCLAIMER and LEGAL NOTICE is a live music blog that offers a new paradigm of music distribution on the web. The recordings are offered for free on this site as are the music posts, reviews and links to artist sites. All recordings are posted with artist permission or artists with an existing pro-taping policy.

All recordings and original content posted on this site are as live recordings pursuant to 17 U.S.C. Section 106, et. seq. Redistribution of nyctaper recordings without consent of is strictly prohibited. hereby waives all copyright claims to any and all recordings posted on this site to THE PERFORMERS ONLY. If any artist posted on this site requests that recordings be removed, those recordings will be removed forthwith.