This year, Los Angeles received a welcome antithesis to the glossed starlets parading its streets: doom-folk maven Chelsea Wolfe, a sepulchral singer-songwriter who brilliantly united her avant-garde performance roots with the arch, punishing rhythms of metal. Her second album, á¼ˆÏ€Î¿ÎºÎ¬Î»ï¿½…ÏˆÎ¹Ï‚ (“apokalypsis”), explored end-days scenarios with nuanced melodies reminiscent of PJ Harvey; the goth stomper “Demons” ripped along with untoward destruction, while the standout ballad “Tracks (Tall Bodies)” dared to show her vulnerable side with sighs of, “We could be two straight lines/ In a crooked world.” The artfully macabre surf-guitar of lead single “Mer” was a perfect summation of the dark undercurrents of her sunny homeland, as only she could capture them.
By Andrew Parks on 07.24.14 in News
Chelsea Wolfe has shared the second clip from her film debut Lone, a nearly hour-long collaboration with director Mark Pellington (i.e. the guy responsible for Pearl Jam's classic "Jeremy" video and such familiar MTV fav...
By Kirstie Shanley on 05.27.14 in Live in Pictures
Photos of Eels and Chelsea Wolfe in Chicago
By Ashley Melzer on 09.03.13 in Reviews
"Run from the light" is the sort instruction you'd expect from Chelsea Wolfe. She's made a career at the spooky edges of drone, metal and folk, and her sound is the stuff of cobwebby hallways, dark forests hiding cursed...
By Laura Studarus on 09.03.13 in Interviews
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 predi...