Bachelor—the collaborative project of Palehound’s Ellen Kempner and Jay Som’s Melina Duterte—release their highly-anticipated debut album, Doomin’ Sun, via Polyvinyl Record Co., Lucky Number and Milk! Records today! With an ominous eye to extreme fandom, the duo has also released their new “Back Of My Hand” video, directed by Ellen Kempner.
The band shares: “For the “Back Of My Hand” video, we wanted more than anything to make something fun given the limited time and options available due to the current pandemic. Ultimately deciding to put Ellen in the director’s chair as well as film at her home with a skeleton crew. Our final single is about the dark side of fandom and we wanted to exaggerate that as much as possible in our video concept. When it came to choosing an artist to obsess over we quickly chose Harry Styles as we both are truly big fans!”
To celebrate the album release they have also announced Doomin’ Sun Fest, a massive, free/donation-based livestream festival + telethon to benefit and uplift Seeding Sovereignty. The festival will take place on June 10 starting at 6pm ET., and features the likes of Tegan & Sara, Courtney Barnett, Benjamin Gibbard, Sylvan Esso, Adrianne Lenker (Big Thief), Jeff Tweedy, Japanese Breakfast, Julien Baker, Tank And The Bangas and more.
Bachelor will also hit the road in support of Lucy Dacus starting mid-September, marking both artists’ first in-person performance since lockdown.
September 13: Saxapahaw, NC @ Haw River Ballroom
September 14: Atlanta, GA @ Terminal West
September 15: Nashville, TN @ Brooklyn Bowl
September 17: Dallas, TX @ Trees
September 18: Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall- Downstairs
September 19: Austin, TX @ Scoot Inn
September 20: San Antonio, TX @ Paper Tiger
September 22: Tucson, AZ @ 191 Toole
September 24: Los Angeles, CA @ The Theatre at Ace Hotel
September 26: New York City @ Governor’s Ball
September 27: San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore