Palehound and Jay Som announce debut album as Bachelor, share “Stay in the Car”

As Bachelor, Palehound’s Ellen Kempner and Jay Som’s Melina Duterte already shared their first single “Anything At All” earlier this year to critical acclaim. Now, the duo has announced the release of their upcoming debut album Doomin’ Sun along with a brand new single “Stay in the Car.”

The bass-heavy rock track, which Duterte says she wanted to be a “visceral listening experience, inspired by The Pixies and The Breeders,” pairs perfectly with the playful, Haoyan of America-directed video.

Kempner explains she wrote the sound during a chance encounter in a grocery store parking lot in late 2019. “I was in Florida for my partner’s top surgery. I had run out one afternoon, post-op, while he was healing to grab lunch for us and as I was gathering my stuff in the parking lot, a big car pulled up and this absolutely beautiful woman got out,” she said. She was dressed all in red, dripping with jewelry, and had the most wild fiery mane I’d ever seen. She was yelling at the man behind the wheel asking him what he wanted from the store and I wished I was that man… I was completely mesmerized.”

Doomin Sun drops on May 28th via Polyvinyl Record Co. Pre-order the album here and watch “Stay in the Car” above.

Thumbnail via Tonje Thilesen.