Chelsea Wolfe

LA-via-Sacramento songwriter Chelsea Wolfe has a new acoustic album in the works, as well as a U.S. tour which includes a headline performance at the Rickshaw Stop on September 12. The doom-folk heroine released her first official album The Grime and the Glow in 2010, followed by last year’s Apokalypsis on Pendu Sound Recordings.

While those two albums found Chelsea and her band melding gothic, blues-tinged songwriting with subtle electronic production under a veil of black metal influence, her forthcoming release will be an entirely acoustic affair. Co-produced by her bandmate Ben Chisholm, the album features Ezra Buchla (Gowns) on viola, Andrea Calderón (Corima) on violin, and Daniel Denton (Gothic Tropic) on bass. The acoustic album will be released this October on Sargent House.

Chelsea Wolfe has released a Glassroom Session of the first cut from the album. Watch a performance of “Flatlands” below, a gorgeously haunting ensemble featuring prominent violin and viola accompaniment.

Over the past two years, Chelsea Wolfe has performed captivating sets at Cafe Du Nord, Elbo Room, The Independent, and Bottom of the Hill. Soon she will be performing at the Rickshaw Stop with dark electronic trio Crypts on Wednesday, September 12. The show will be presented by the local dance-goth series 120 Minutes, featuring DJ S4NtA_MU3rTE.

Chelsea Wolfe, Crypts
Rickshaw Stop
September 12, 2012
8pm, $12