Stream a new track from Chelsea Wolfe, “The Warden”

Dayna Evans

Queen of darkness and lordess of haute goth style, Chelsea Wolfe, has a new album coming out on September 3 through Sargent House. Not surprisingly, it is called Pain Is Beauty, and with its first single, “The Warden”, we can affirm that if this maxim is true, we are in a lot of pain right now. The track has a pulse to it, which we haven't seen much of before in Wolfe's music, and there is a sample-heavy, trebley melody that waterfalls on and around its background. It still has the watermarked tone of Chelsea Wolfe's earlier stuff—all haunting echoes and melodrama—but as a single, it feels like a departure for the chanteuse and performer into a denser, more digital territory.

You can stream it here through NPR, and then check out Chelsea on the road at the dates below.

August
25 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest, LA History Park
September
01Tucson, AZ – HOCO Festival
03 Phoenix, AZ – The Crescent Ballroom *
04 Albuquerque, NM – Launchpad *
06 Austin, TX – Mohawk *
07 Houston, TX – Fitzgerald’s *
08 New Orleans, LA – One Eyed Jacks *
09 Atlanta, GA – The Earl *
10 Chapel Hill – Local 506 *
11 Washington DC – Rock and Roll Hotel *
13 NYC, New York – Bowery Ballroom *
14 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer *
15 Cambridge, MA – The Sinclair *
17 Toronto, ONT – The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern
19 Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room at Crofoot Ballroom *
20 Lexington, KY – Boomslang Festival *
21 Chicago, IL – The Bottom Lounge *
22 Minneapolis, MN – Cedar Cultural Center *
24 Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge *
25 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge *
25 Caldwell, ID – The Venue *
27 Seattle, WA – Barboza *
28 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge *
30 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
November
16 Los Angeles, CA – Royce Hall w/ Anna Calvi

* with True Widow

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