Over at Polyvinyl, you can grab the sophomore album from Palehound, titled A Place I’ll Always Go. The pressing is limited to 300 copies on 180-gram black/pink starburst, with additional copies on 180-gram pink. You’ll also get a 12-page comic zine with your order.
Kempner’s writing comes from upheavals she experienced in 2015 and 2016 that reframed her worldview. “I lost two people I was really close with,” she recalls. “I lost my friend Lily. I lost my grandmother too, but you expect that at 22. When you lose a friend—a young friend—nothing can prepare you for that. A lot of the record is about going on with your life, while knowing that person is missing what’s happening—they loved music and they’re missing these great records that come out, and they’re missing these shows that they would’ve wanted to go to. It just threw me for a loop to know that life is so fragile.”
The album is being released on June 16.