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Chelsea Wolfe

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  • Years Active: 2000s
  • Website: http://chelseawolfe.net
  • Recent Activity: 09.04.15 our sound guy Chris rings out the PA with @NekoCase "This Tornado Loves You" every night & it always puts me in a good mood
  • Chelsea Wolfe

  • Chelsea Wolfe

  • Chelsea Wolfe

  • Chelsea Wolfe

  • Chelsea Wolfe

  • Chelsea Wolfe

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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

Crafting "doom-drenched electric folk," Los Angeles' Chelsea Wolfe brings a foreboding feel to songs as disparate as "You Are My Sunshine" and album tracks by Norwegian black metal icon Burzum. Wolfe grew up in Northern California with a father who had a country band and his own home studio, so she was immersed in music at an early age and began recording herself at age nine; by the time she was in fourth grade, she knew she wanted to be a singer. However, it wasn't until 2009, when she returned from a three-month tour with a performance artist friend in spaces including old nuclear factories, that she began making music for others to hear. Wolfe recorded with her friends on a portable eight-track, the results of which became her 2010 debut album, The Grime and the Glow. Wolfe also contributed a radically different version of the Strokes' "The Modern Age" to a tribute to the band curated by Stereogum.com, and her song "Moses" was used to soundtrack artist/director Richard Phillips' short film Sasha Grey. After moving to L.A., Wolfe recorded her second album, Apokalypsis, in a proper studio, working with musicians including Ben Chisholm; it was released by Pendu Sound Recordings in August 2011. Wolfe took a few musicians, including Chisholm, into the Northern California woods to record Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs, which was released in October 2012. Prayer for the Unborn, her contribution to Southern Records' Latitudes EP series, arrived a few weeks later. Nearly a year later, Wolfe returned with the more electronic-leaning Pain Is Beauty, which featured Chisholm as a co-producer as well as the work of longtime bandmembers Kevin Dockter and Dylan Fujioka.

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Date Venue Location Tickets
09.04.15 Cabaret Du Mile-End Montreal, QC Canada
09.05.15 The Sinclair Cambridge, MA US
09.08.15 Saint Vitus Brooklyn, NY US
09.09.15 Music Hall of Williamsburg Brooklyn, NY US
09.10.15 Underground Arts Philadelphia, PA US
09.11.15 U Street Music Hall Washington, DC US
09.11.15 U Street Music Hall Washington, DC US
09.14.15 Aisle 5 Atlanta, GA US
09.15.15 Mercy Lounge Nashville, TN US
09.15.15 Cannery Ballroom Nashville, TN US

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Interview: Chelsea Wolfe

By Laura Studarus, Contributor

The cliché is this: It never rains in L.A. Tell that to Chelsea Wolfe. Over her previous three albums, the Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter has ushered a few dark clouds into the region, indulging in her natural predilection for all things dark and mysterious. Her fourth album Pain is Beauty teases out these tendencies even further, blending ghostly strings, electronics, and the occasional industrial grind and shriek into a miasma that often veers towards the otherworldly.… more »

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CMJ Report: Who Won the Week

By J. Edward Keyes, Editor-in-Chief

Over the course of the last several years, so much time and space has been given over to questioning the value and relevance of New York's CMJ Festival that it hardly seems worthwhile to repeat the process here. The festival - now in its third decade - still puts forth a serviceable lineup of bands for anyone interested enough in burning the better part of a week shuttling from one end of the city to… more »

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Who Is…Chelsea Wolfe

By Stacey Anderson, Contributor

Chelsea Wolfe's morbid folk-metal records are like a one-woman rebuttal to the Los Angeles department of tourism: They capture her hometown in a surreal, sinister light of aggression and decay. But don't get her wrong — the California native loves her locale. "It's an inspiring place — a good place to get things done, a very forward-moving place," explains the young singer-songwriter. "The lighting here is really bright, but it's the kind of brightness where… more »

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