Bachelor is Ellen Kempner (Palehound) and Melina Duterte (Jay Som) and they have their debut album Doomin’ Sun coming out May 28th via Polyvinyl.
01 “Back Of My Hand”
02 “Sand Angel”
03 “Stay In The Car”
04 “Went Out Without You”
05 “Spin Out”
06 “Anything At All”
08 “Sick Of Spiraling”
10 “Doomin’ Sun”
They’re sharing the video for “Stay In The Car” which was directed by Haoyan Of America.
This is what Kempner said about “Stay In The Car”: “I wrote the lyrics to “Stay In the Car” back in December of 2019 when 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 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 wanted to be a part of her life, her best friend, her driver, whatever she wanted me to be. I was completely mesmerized.”
“We wanted this song to be a visceral listening experience, inspired by the Pixies and the Breeders,” Duterte added. “For the music video, we worked on a two-day shoot with Haoyan of America in Poughkeepsie in extremely cold weather. We all collaborated on the idea that our friendship should be portrayed in a fun and stylish way. Haoyan captured that energy in his own unique and creative lens through his collection of 80s/90s/00s props and toys, CGI, and anything car-themed.”
We cannot wait until there’s some sort of touring in the near future and we are able to see them live.