Chelsea Wolfe Streams New Song, ‘After the Fall’; Abyss Out August 7th on Sargent House‏

July 9, 2015
Ben Chisholm

Ben Chisholm


  In anticipation of next month’s release of AbyssChelsea Wolfe is now streaming ‘After the Fall’ a dystopian love song that also attempts to capture the frustration of being stuck inside a dream, unable to wake up.

Wolfe’s fifth album, Abyss expands on her previous work’s entanglement with tension and the intersection of the conscious and unconscious. Out August 7th on Sargent House, newest track ‘After the Fall’ shows a softer but no less intense side of the album following the powerful forces of ‘Iron Moon‘ and ‘Carrion Flowers‘. Abyss deliberately confronts the boundaries between dreams and reality, exploring the influence of sleep paralysis and society’s failures, disorders and scars. Aspects of Carl Jung’s Memories, Dreams, Reflections led Wolfe to declare the album’s goal was to drop “into the abyss of one’s own mind, allowing yourself to feel things you’ve hidden away, bringing them front and center”.
  Abyss arrives August 7th via Sargent House with pre-order links on iTunes and via the label, and fans can read the full statement behind the album here.
Chelsea Wolfe North American Tour
Aug 27 – Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar +
Aug 28 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge +
Aug 29 – Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater #
Aug 31 – Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club #
Sep 1 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall #
Sep 2 – Cleveland Heights, OH @ Grog Shop #
Sep 3 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace
Sep 4 – Montreal, QC @ Theater Fairmont
Sep 5 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair #
Sep 9 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg #
Sep 10 – Philadelphia, PA @ Underground Arts #
Sep 11 – Washington DC @ U Street Music Hall #
Sep 12 – Raleigh, NC @ Hopscotch Music Festival #
Sep 14 – Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5 #
Sep 15 – Nashville, TN @ Mercy Lounge #
Sep 17 – New Orleans, LA @ One Eyed Jacks #
Sep 18 Houston, TX @ Rudyards #
Sep 19 – Austin, TX @ Mohawk #
Sep 20 – Dallas, TX @ The Kessler #
Sep 22 – El Paso, TX @ Tricky Falls #
Sep 23 – Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad #
Sep 24 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar #
Sep 25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Regent Theater #
Sep 26 – San Francisco, CA @ Grand Ballroom at Regency Center #
Sep 28 – Portland, OR @ Hawthorne Theater #
Sep 29 – Seattle, WA @ Neumo’s *
Sep 30 – Vancouver, BC @ The Rickshaw *
Oct 2 – Bellingham, WA @ Shakedown
+ with Upsilon Acrux
# with Wovenhand
* with Mamiffer
Album Artwork: Henrik Uldalen
Abyss Tracklisting
(August 7th, 2015 | Sargent House)
1. Carrion Flowers
2. Iron Moon
3. Dragged Out
4. Maw
5. Grey Day
6. After the Fall
7. Crazy Love
8. Simple Death
9. Survive
10. Color of Blood
11. The Abyss

Watch “Carrion Flowers” Official Video (dir. Chelsea Wolfe & Ben Chisholm)

Watch ‘Abyss’ Album Trailer

  Chelsea Wolfe is about a step away from becoming the biggest singer/songwriter of our generation. Her music embodies some warp between Leonard Cohen and Fiona Apple. In her new single for “After The Fall,” we see both the delicate and world burning sides of Wolfe. The music itself feels otherworldly in its production, going to lengths to make everything nearly blissful. When the chorus kicks in, everything goes crashing into the earth at a million miles an hour, the distortion of the synth becoming more and more massive with each second. The electronic crunch is the kind of noise you’d probably hear at the last concert before the apocalypse. Her voice effortlessly goes back and forth between these two modes, reminding us why she’s the best.– NOISEY
Most intense and dynamic – ROLLING STONE
“As dark and bottomless as a river at night . . . beautiful and terrifying”. NPR
“Wolfe sounds like a true goddess of the afterlife”  – CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
“The alt-princess of darkness” – V MAGAZINE
“As perfect and amazing as anything she’s done”  – DEATH AND TAXES
 “One of the underground’s most innovative artists, and a singer who stakes out her territory in fertile realms just on the other side of the mirror. This is every kind of heavy you’ve never thought of.” – METAL HAMMER

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