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BULLETT Magazine’s Behind The Scenes of Chelsea Wolfe’s “Flatlands” Video
L.A.-based singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe has just premiered a new video for “Flatlands,” a popular track from her critically acclaimed acoustic album Unknown Rooms on (Sargent House). Released as a part of the Converse X Decibel Magazine collaboration and directed by Charlene Bagcal, the video is unapologetically melodramatic, in perfect keeping with Wolfe’s goth-tinged, high-priestess-of-bleakville aesthetic. Above, you’ll find some exclusive behind-the-scenes photos from the shoot, which took place on a farm in Northern California—and don’t forget to watch the video, below! (All still Photos by Charlene Bagcal as well) - GO HERE To see more pictures.
Chelsea Wolfe Performs “Flatlands” on Exclaim! TV
Northern California’s Chelsea Wolfe made her Toronto debut opening for instrumental post-metal trio (and Sargent House label mates) Russian Circles back in August. Exclaim! TV caught up with Wolfe before her set at Sky Blue Sky Sandwiches where she performed solo acoustic, a very different experience from her live show later that night.
Watch Chelsea Wolfe perform “Flatlands,” track one off her new album Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs.
Chelsea Wolfe will play a few shows in California with Best Coast and then will head out to Japan and a headline tour in Australia. You can find dates here.
The Fader New Track Premiere: Chelsea Wolfe’s “Appalachia”
The haunting sway and vocal trill of Chelsea Wolfe’s “Appalachia” has a folksy swagger that feels as much indebted balladeering and old mountain bards as it is to music right now. Her new album, Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs, is out October 16th on Sargent House and is available for physical preorder or on iTunes (all digital downloads come with two bonus tracks). Wolfe will also do an in-store appearance at Amoeba in LA on Oct 21st, at 5PM. Check here for further tour dates.
Out Of Town Films Video: Chelsea Wolfe “The Way We Used To”
Shot in Philadelphia, PA on August 17th 2012 at Underground Arts in an abandonded back stairwell.
Produced by Out Of Town Films
Cameras: Colin Kerrigan, Michael James Murray and Rocco Avallone
Edit: Michael James Murray
Pre-Orders for Unknown Rooms: A Collection Of Acoustic Songs Now Up
Chelsea Wolfe’s Unknown Rooms: A Collection Of Acoustic Songs is now available to pre-order at her online store on Vinyl, CD or Digitally. Also being offered are limited time only CD or Vinyl Bundles that come with a choice of T-Shirt, 11x17 Poster, a 3x3 Fridge Magnet and a Lyric note pad and the option to add any other cd release to it. Below is a live rendition of the song “Flatlands” filmed at the Sargent House glassroom and a player to stream the track “The Way We Used To”.
CLICK TO PRE-ORDER - Pre-orders will ship a week before the albums official release date of October 16, 2012. We ship all over the world as well.
NPR Song Premiere: Chelsea Wolfe’s “The Way We Used To” from Acoustic Album
Photo by Kristin Cofer / Words by Lars Gotrich
I’m usually a fan of “between” albums — the ones that break away from an artist’s established sound, either tentatively or extravagantly, exploring the extremes of inspiration. These records are often misunderstood upon immediate release, but offer clues to an artist’s discography over time. Tim Buckley had a couple of these (Blue Afternoon, Happy Sad) before entirely leaving pretty-boy folk for out-there jazz-rock, while Current 93’s Thunder Perfect Mind was only the tip of the industrial-turned-apocalyptic-folk iceberg. Without the benefit of hindsight, Chelsea Wolfe’s forthcoming Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs feels like it will provide the unexpected link between last year’s excellent Apocalypsis and 2013’s reportedly more electronic record.
Since 2009, Wolfe has mixed electric blues and folk with an eye on the dark side. Stripping her sound down to acoustic guitar and strings, her third album contains “once-orphaned” songs with only the essential elements. But to say that Unknown Rooms is simply Wolfe’s “acoustic record” is misleading; it’s every bit as ethereal and haunting as past work that mines the darkness of artists like Burzum and Leonard Cohen in one breath. It’s just that now we’re in the same room, sharing her desolation and desire.
Moaned like a warped Southern gospel hymn, “The Way We Used To” opens with Chelsea Wolfe’s voice — and she’s got soul like she’s just lost a part of it. Operating at a funereal pace, the gently swinging brushed drums trail behind Wolfe’s mourning, sounding as if they were recorded in a lost hallway. The same goes for the lilting electric guitar somewhere in the background, barely heard over the hurt. It’s a simple song, but it gets at the more “songwriterly” approach of an album which spans the acoustic spectrum, from sweet love songs to the stately neo-folk of Sol Invictus to OK Computer’s eerie calm.