Chelsea Wolfe shares new video for “Hypnos”; Sargent House to release Hypnos/Flame 7″, 1st April

March 25, 2016
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  Chelsea Wolfe recently announced the release of the Hypnos/Flame 7” April 1st viaSargent House, b-sides from her most recent album Abyss. Watch the haunting new video for “Hypnos” below.

The video features Wolfe draped in serpents, fading between fleeting moments of clarity and pixelated visual noise. Hypnos was the Greek god of sleep, and this video translates Wolfe’s distorted love song of the same name into a stark, black-and-white hallucination. The video was self-directed by Wolfe, shot and edited by Ben Chisholm with additional camera by Ricky Verrett.
  “Hypnos” and “Flame” are both spare and haunting; even at her quietest Wolfe’s music is full of tension and fierceness. “Hypnos” is available to listen and share now via the Sargent House soundcloud. The two songs are available on a special deluxe version of Abyss, available digitally April 1st, which will also feature demo versions of album tracks “Grey Days,” “Simple Death,” and “Survive. Pre-order is available for the 7” via Sargent House, and digitally via iTunes.
  Chelsea Wolfe has added more cities to her North American tour where she will be performing with full band playing material from Abyss as well as her older releases including Apokalypsisand more. Joining her on all dates will be new labelmates A Dead Forest Index, who are supporting their debut In All That Drifts From Summit Down coming out via Sargent House on April 29th.
Chelsea Wolfe 2016 Tour Dates
4/24 Las Vegas, NV – The Bunkhouse
4/25 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom
4/26 Albuquerque, NM – Sister Bar
4/28 Austin, TX – Mohawk / Levitation Kick Off
4/29 Dallas, TX – Trees
4/30 McAllen, TX – Cine El Rey
5/02 Memphis, TN – The Hi-Tone
5/03 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade Heaven
5/04 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle
5/06 Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony
5/08 Brooklyn, NY – Music Hall of Williamsburg
5/09 New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom
5/10 Boston, MA – The Royale
5/11 Providence, RI –  Fete Music Hall
5/12 Hamden, CT – The Space
5/13 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
5/14 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Small’s Theatre
5/16 Montreal, QB – Theatre Fairmount
5/17 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
5/19 Detroit, MI – El Club
5/20 Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
5/21 Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
5/22 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
5/24 Omaha, NE – Slowdown
5/25 Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre
5/26 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
5/28 Portland, OR – Revolution Hall
5/29 Vancouver, BC – Imperial
5/30 George, WA – Sasquatch Festival *
6/1 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
6/2 San Francisco, CA – The Chapel
6/7 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
6/8 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom

*Chelsea Wolfe only

Chelsea Wolfe – Hypnos/Flame 7”
April 1st – Sargent House
Both photos by Muted Fawn
’Hypnos’ begins menacing and air-tight but opens a window as it unspools. It’s as if the song itself is a liberating act of admission, arriving at its end with hope, some peace, and a space to breathe.” – PITCHFORK
‘Hypnos’ is a love song with a Nosferatu just beginning to bear down on it…The song’s spare, shrouded acoustic balladry projects an unwinnable battle for love, or at least the appearance of it– THE FADER
Ms. Wolfe’s newly-released single, ‘Hypnos’ is not really metal, in so far as it features no loud guitars, no screaming, and no drums, and, oh yeah, is really pretty to boot. At the same time, though, “Hypnos” is, like most of Wolfe’s music, just about as metal as metal gets.” – METALSUCKS
When musicians have this intensity in them, they often get to it sooner and stay put. Ms. Wolfe sounds like she’s using it by choice, not disposition; she can use different kinds of darkness as color or tincture.” – NEW YORK TIMES
Gorgeously devastating.” – NPR


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