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New Music: Chelsea Wolfe – “The Way We Used To”

on July 24, 2012, 4:03pm

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After two full-length LPs of her trademark electronically-tinged doom-folk, singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe will release an all-acoustic LP entitled Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs on October 16th via Sargent House. The follow-up to her 2011 sophomore album Apokalypsis, the nine-track effort was recorded in the woods of Northern California and at Wolfe’s L.A. home alongside co-producer/bandmate Ben Chisholm.

Stripped of the electronic elements that defined much of her back catalog, Wolfe’s sound reaches new depths, as evidenced by the lead-off track, “The Way We Used To”. With very little beyond the cut’s hollowed-out drums and sparse harmonies as support, Wolfe’s voice is a gorgeous beacon of light and soul in a vast wilderness of despair. Stream it below.

In support of the LP, Wolfe will be hitting the road this August and September, and you can find the album tracklist and itinerary below. Wolfe’s next album, reportedly set to feature an expanded electronic influence, is scheduled to arrive sometime in 2013.

Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs Tracklist:
01. Flatlands
02. The Way We Used
03. Spinning Centers
04. Appalachia
05. I Died With You
06. Boyfriend
07. Our Work Was Good
08. Hyper Oz
09. Sunstorm

Chealsea Wolfe 2012 Tour Dates:
08/06 – Milwaukee, WI @ Cactus Club *
08/07 – St. Louis, MO @ Firebird *
08/08 – Louisville, KY @ The Veron Club *
08/09 – Birmingham, AL @ Bottletree *
08/10 – Tallahassee, FL @ Retrofit *
08/11 – Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub *
08/12 – Tampa, FL @ State *
08/13 – Jacksonville, FL 2 Jackrabbits *
08/14 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl *
08/15 – Carraboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle *
08/16 – Washington, DC @ Rock n Roll Hotel *
08/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer *
08/18 – New York, NY @ Highline Ballroom *
08/19 – Cambridge, MA @ Middle East *
08/20 – Montreal, QC @ Il Motore *
08/21 – Toronto, ON 2 Lee’s Palace *
08/22 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Pyramid Scheme *
08/23 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall *
08/24 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock *
08/26 – Lawrence, KS @ Jackpot Music Hall
08/28 – Denver, CO @ Hi Dive
08/29 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
09/05 – Sacramento, CA @ Harlows
09/07 – Portland, OR @ Musicfest NW
09/08 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore #
09/09 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza #
09/12 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop #
09/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo #

* = w/ Russian Circles & Marriages
# = w/ Crypts

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