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It’s been a slow-ish week in terms of new songs, and it seems like that will continue to be the case till SXSW is behind us. Yesterday on Twitter, Tom noted that March 11 is pretty short on viable Album Of The Week candidates, and he’s right: Based on the actual records scheduled to dropMore »

For whatever reason, this is the week that many of the old music-video-director gods awakened to walk the earth again. Their names, chanted aloud, inspire nothing but fear in the hearts of the music-video directors of today: Gondry! Romanek! Pellington! Those younger directors, the ones used to working on YouTube budgets, hoped and prayed that… More »

I don’t want to bum anybody out, but summer’s almost over. With an emphasis on almost, meaning anything can still happen (aside from reclaiming that unbridled feeling of summer’s start and infinite possibilities; we’re definitely in the zone of finitude, with all its attendant reminders of our own corporeal mortality, now)! LIVE IT UP! Really. More »

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Stream Chelsea Wolfe Abyss

Preeminent goth-rocker Chelsea Wolfe’s fifth album, Abyss, officially comes out next week but, as these things now go, it’s streaming early via NPR. This is the first record that Wolfe really commits to the whole metal thing she’s been flirting with throughout her career — the first thee songs on the album are heavy a… More »

By: James Rettig / July 30, 2015 - 10:57 am

Chelsea Wolfe – “Grey Days”

We’ve heard three tracks — “Iron Moon,” “Carrion Flowers,” and “After The Fall” — from Chelsea Wolfe’s new album, Abyss, so far, but “Grey Days” may be the most icily gorgeous yet. It begins with a staticky howl that turns into pained breathing that gives way to heavy drums and grandiose strings. “Poison inside hel… More »

By: James Rettig / July 22, 2015 - 10:49 pm

Chelsea Wolfe – “After The Fall”

Goth queen Chelsea Wolfe has a new album out next month, and we’ve already heard two massive, torrential songs, “Iron Moon” and “Carrion Flowers.” At first blush, new track “After The Fall” seems to be something softer, beginning with a distant thump and doleful vocal echoes that suggest — as much of her music doe… More »

By: Peter Helman / July 8, 2015 - 10:57 am

Chelsea Wolfe – “Carrion Flowers” Video

Soon after the release of the first single off her upcoming album, Abyss, Chelsea Wolfe shared another new track, “Carrion Flowers” — which was featured in the trailer for Dark Places. And now Wolfe delivers the perfect black-and-white video for the song, with eerie images shot in California and New York. Directed by Wolfe and… More »

By: Lisa Brown / June 23, 2015 - 8:52 pm

Chelsea Wolfe – “Carrion Flowers”

Chelsea Wolfe has been the reigning queen of spooky-sad songwriting for years now, and if “Iron Moon” and “Carrion Flowers” are at all indicative of what her forthcoming album Abyss will unleash, then it’s safe to say that Wolfe won’t be overthrown for a long time. Although her lyricism is often muted and abstract, the… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / June 3, 2015 - 1:08 pm

Hopscotch 2015 Lineup

Hopscotch Music Festival returns for its sixth year in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina this September. This morning the official lineup has been revealed, and since the festival always strives to book a diverse, locally-focused selection of artists, 40 percent of the bill comprises in-state musicians. Headliners for the weekend are Godspeed You! Black Emperor, TV… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 19, 2015 - 10:09 am

Chelsea Wolfe – “Iron Moon”

Last week, Chelsea Wolfe announced that she will release the follow-up to 2013’s Pain Is Beauty, and shared a clip of the debut single “Iron Moon” accompanied by a studio video. Today, Wolfe revealed the tracklist and release date for Abyss, and premiered the complete version of “Iron Moon. Wolfe told Rolling Stone that thi… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 28, 2015 - 1:26 pm

Preview Chelsea Wolfe’s “Iron Moon” In A Teaser For New LP Abyss

Chelsea Wolfe hasn’t released an album since Pain Is Beauty came out in 2013, which might seem like no big deal if you’re unfamiliar with Wolfe’s prolific history. Pain Is Beauty marked the L.A.-based singer’s fourth full-length in four years, so, by her standards, we’ve been waiting a long time. Today, Wolfe announced her forthcoming… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / April 22, 2015 - 1:00 pm

Chelsea Wolfe – “Lone” Video

The newest project from the dark-pop singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe is Lone, an hour-long film that she made with the director Mark Pellington, who made Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy” video and the movie Arlington Road. We’ve already seen a couple of selections from it, “Feral Love” and “The Waves Have Come.” And now that the film i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 13, 2014 - 1:15 pm

Chelsea Wolfe – “The Waves Have Come” Video

In February, Chelsea Wolfe teased an hourlong film called Lone with a clip for the song “Feral Love” off her 2013 album Pain Is Beauty. The film is directed by Mark Pellington, who is also responsible for Pearl Jam’s “Jeremy” video and the movies Arlington Road and The Mothman Prophecies. Now, Wolfe has shared another… More »

By: James Rettig / July 24, 2014 - 12:09 pm

King Dude & Chelsea Wolfe – “Be Free”

Chelsea Wolfe and King Dude both make gothic folk music, so it felt natural when they paired up for the Sing Songs Together project last year. Soon they’ll put out another single and you can hear one of those tracks right now. “Be Free” finds them playing to their strengths and creating something that’s a… More »

By: Miles Bowe / February 19, 2014 - 5:37 pm

Chelsea Wolfe – “Feral Love” Video (NSFW) (Dir. Mark Pellington)

Chelsea Wolfe is going to be in the movies. The dark-pop singer-songwriter has teamed up with the director Mark Pellington, who did Pearl Jam’s iconic “Jeremy” clip and the pretty-great thriller Arlington Road, for an hour-long film called Lone. Wolfe wrote the movie, and all of the dialog comes from the lyrics to her 2013… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 10, 2014 - 10:17 am

Russian Circles – “Memorial” (Feat. Chelsea Wolfe)

Chicago trio Russian Circles generally work somewhere on the line between metal and post-rock, generating slow moving, but towering instrumentals like on the recently released “Deficit.” It’s rare for them to ever work with vocals, but they’ve just debuted a song from their new album Memorial featuring the wonderful Chelsea Wolfe. “Memorial” still sounds like… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 13, 2013 - 12:11 pm

Chelsea Wolfe – “The Waves Have Come”

Chelsea Wolfe will release her fourth album in four years Pain Is Beauty this September and here is another look at its calming darkness, “The Waves Have Come.” I was going to make a joke here about how if she continues to be this prolific, she should try her hand at her own 777 Tour… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / August 20, 2013 - 1:15 pm

Chelsea Wolfe – “We Hit A Wall”

The prolific Chelsea Wolfe has another album of dark, obsessive bedroom music all ready to go this fall. It’s called Pain Is Beauty, and we posted first single “The Warden.” Now she’s shared another track called “We Hit A Wall,” and it’s maybe the most distinctly goth-rock thing we’ve yet heard from her. The song… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 24, 2013 - 11:08 am

Chelsea Wolfe – “The Warden”

Chelsea Wolfe is now on pace to release her fourth album of witchy, overwhelmed-by-darkness bedroom-pop in four years. The descriptively titled Pain Is Beauty, her next one, arrives this fall, and it follows 2010’s The Grime And The Glow, 2011’s Apokalypsis, and 2012’s Unknown Rooms: A Collection Of Acoustic Songs. And the new album’s first… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 27, 2013 - 2:15 pm

Swans, Chelsea Wolfe @ Warsaw, Brooklyn 6/13/13

Michael Gira prefers to call the version of Swans that emerged in early 2010 a reconstitution rather than a reunion. It is easy to see why the word choice matters to him; the term “reunion” comes with a great deal of historical baggage that simply does not apply to the band’s current iteration. They have… More »

By: Doug Moore / June 14, 2013 - 4:26 pm
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