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With musical talent running in her blood, Chelsea Wolfe continues to push the boundaries of rigid genres to craft something entirely personal and genuine. Growing up in California with musically-inclined parents, Wolfe composed her first series of songs on her mother’s classical guitar and immersed herself in her father’s studio, never one to restrict herself to a preconceived aural box or perfectly tuned track. The singer-songwriter maintains a close affinity for R&B, rock, and country music, citing Joni Mitchell, Johnny Cash and Aaliyah as some of her stronger influences. With the encouragement of her friends, Wolfe continued to pursue music and recording in her 20’s, officially debuting The Grime and the Glow in 2010. Initially bound by extreme stage fright, she took to wearing a black veil as a temporary mask between herself and the audience. Shedding away her shyness after years on the road and playing live, the songstress now leans towards garments as a means of meditation and balance. In an interview with Spin Magazine, she relays that “[t]he ritual of getting dressed for a show is important. You start to get centered and focused on what you’re there for and it always helps if you’re wearing something that is special to you or makes you feel good.”

 

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With five full length studio albums under her sleeve, including Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs (2012), Chelsea Wolfe has since toured with post-metal band Russian Circles as well as collaborated with King Dude on a 7″ entitled Sing More Songs Together…. In her most recent album, Abyss (2015), Wolfe delves deep into the subconscious, exploring the realms of dream-like states and psychological workings of the mind. Traveling to Dallas, Texas, to record with producer John Congleto (St. Vincent, Swans),  Abyss’ success as a deeply intimate album is full of haunting vocals and brooding melodies, aimed at sifting through uncharted territories and embracing the imperfections of humanity. Says Wolfe concerning the mood of her latest album, Abyss is meant to have the feeling of when you’re dreaming, and you briefly wake up, but then fall back asleep into the same dream, diving quickly into your own subconscious”.

 

 

Chelsea Wolfe will be performing at Day for Night Festival in Houston, TX, on December 17th (performing on the Green Stage at 4PM) as well as headlining GIRLSCHOOL Collective’s benefit show in Los Angeles, January 27th – 29th, which you can purchase tickets for here. Follow along on our Instagram account all weekend as she highlights the sights and sounds of Day for Night Fest!

 

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Trish Connelly is the Austin-based guru who does booking and promoting at Cheer Up Charlies under The Nothing Song. She’s always down to collaborate and plan a show or event in town. She’s an expert with mixtapes (for all musicians out there you’ll want to send her your stuff!), and making connections with the cool kids. You can follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.