The Future of What Chats with Palehound at Pickathon 2016 [Video Premiere]

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Ellen Kempner of Palehound sits with Portia Sabin of The Future of What at Pendarvis Farm back in August to talk about how she got into music.

Ellen Kempner of Palehound on the Woods Stage at Pickathon: Photo by Liam GilliesEllen Kempner of Palehound on the Woods Stage at Pickathon: Photo by Liam GilliesFrom being inspired by Avril Lavigne to writing "angsty songs about heartbreak and high school" in her first band Cheerleader, Ellen Kempner began releasing punk rock music with pop sensibilities as Palehound in 2013. She's since released her debut, Dry Food, in 2015 and put together a backing band—featuring Jesse Weiss on drums and Dave Khoshtinat on bass.

At Pickathon, the three-piece rocked the Woods Stage and the Galaxy Barn, while Kempner also found time to sit down with Portia Sabin, the host of music industry podcast The Future of What as well as president of indie record label Kill Rock Stars, to chat about life in the music biz and offer some advice to new artists.

Watch their conversation below, and then check back in on the fourth Monday of every month for a new Interview Series episode from Pickathon 2016. Up next: Reeb Willms of Foghorn Stringband and Colin Derham of I Draw Slow interview each other!

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