Tuesday, June 18, 2019

NIGHT CLUB RELEASE NEW VIDEO FOR "YOUR ADDICTION"



New album "Scary World" available now!

CHELSEA WOLFE ANNOUNCES THE NEW ALBUM, 'BIRTH OF VIOLENCE'


Chelsea Wolfe has always been a conduit for a powerful energy, and while she has demonstrated a capacity to channel that somber beauty into a variety of forms, her gift as a songwriter is never more apparent than when she strips her songs down to a few key elements. As a result, her solemn majesty and ominous elegance are more potent than ever on her forthcoming album, Birth of Violence to be released on Sargent House September 13th.

Today she's unveiled the album's opener and lead single, "The Mother Road," a harrowing ode to Route 66 that immediately addresses Wolfe's metaphoric white line fever. It defines the nature of the record-the impact of countless miles and perpetual exhaustion-and the desire to find the road back home, back to one's roots.

Birth of Violence touches upon tradition, but it also exists in the present, addressing modern tragedies such as school shootings and the poisoning of the planet.  But the record is at its most poignant when Wolfe withdraws into her own world of enigmatic and elusive autobiography. The songs describe an internal awakening of feminine energy, a connection to the maternal spirit of the Earth, and a defiant stance against the destructive and controlling forces of a greedy and hostile patriarchy. Though the lyrical minutiae remain secret, the overall power of the language and delivery is bound to haunt the listener with both its grace and tension. In keeping with the general approach of the album, it thrives by culling from the familiar language of American country and folk music while setting it within longtime musical collaborator Ben Chisholm's scenic soundscapes.



Birth of Violence is a return to the reclusive nature of her earlier recordings, written and recorded in the solitude of her remote home in Northern California. "I've been in a state of constant motion for the past eight years or so; touring, moving, playing new stages, exploring new places and meeting new people-an incredible time of learning and growing as a musician and performer," Wolfe says of the era leading up to Birth of Violence. "But after a while, I was beginning to lose a part of myself. I needed to take some time away from the road to get my head straight, to learn to take better care of myself, and to write and record as much as I can while I have 'Mercury in my hands,' as a wise friend put it." Birth of Violence is the result of this step out of the limelight. The songs stem from humble beginnings-little more than Wolfe's voice and her Taylor acoustic guitar. Chisholm recorded the songs in the home studio and helped fill them out with his modern production treatments and the occasional auxiliary flourish from ongoing contributors Jess Gowrie (drums) and Ezra Buchla (viola). While it's tempting to draw a comparison to Wolfe's acoustic collection Unknown Rooms, Birth of Violence is a far cry from the unplugged nature of that album. Instead, it feels like an exploration of one of Wolfe's strongest facets-her ties to the American singer-songwriter tradition.

Every Chelsea Wolfe album introduces new unorthodox textures and approaches, and the trajectory of her creative arc has generally aimed for larger and more imposing sounds, but Birth of Violence deliberately alters that course in favour of a more intimate atmosphere. The result of that humble approach yields Wolfe's most devastating work to date. [Pre-order here]

Monday, June 10, 2019

NEW ALBUM FROM SYNTH POP DUO BODY OF LIGHT - OUT JULY 26, 2019



Body of Light are back! On their third album, Time to Kill, the Jarson brothers refine their brand of cold and driving synth pop with a bold pallet of sounds and a focus on uncharted technique and purpose.

Like the pale digital stare of the modern devices surrounding our daily lives, the album weaves stories of love and obsession in an era of technical bondage and fleeting exhilaration. Written over a period of intense and profound change, Time to Kill stands as a startling reminder of how important our existence truly is. Haunting keys and punching rhythms score their work, presenting an alluring and romantic dialogue with confident projection.

Produced by Matia Simovich at Infinite Power Studios in Los Angeles and mastered by Josh Bonati, Time to Kill shines with new direction and intention through lustrous production and innovative songwriting. Album design and packaging by Collin Fletcher.

Body of Light join Drab Majesty for a full US tour this summer, kicking off on July 24 and running through November!

PREORDER Body of Light "Time To Kill" CD/LP/DIGITAL (Release Date: July 26, 2019)

Friday, May 25, 2018

SHE PAST AWAY PREMIERE NEW VIDEO FOR "SOLUK"



A visual collaboration between Deb Demure and Mona D of Drab Majesty, Directed by Dimitris Chaz Lee.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

COLD CAVE ANNOUNCE ‘YOU & ME & INFINITY’ EP + NORTH AMERICAN TOUR

Cold Cave have announced a 4-song E.P. You & Me & Infinity, due out June 1st - digitally and on 10” picture disc - from Heartworm Press.  On this release, Cold Cave continue to perfect their own brand of dark synth pop that manages to sound retro and futuristic at the same time. You & Me & Infinity features four romantic existential anthems for the disenchanted daydreamers, including the previously released, glimmering pop tune “Glory.”

Today, Cold Cave have unveiled a music video for the EP’s second single and title track, which is streaming below.

Mixed by Chris Coady and mastered by Bob Weston, this EP's release coincides with Cold Cave’s freshly announced 2018 North American tour.  Featuring support from Black Marble and Choir Boy, the tour will span the course of a month and will showcase Cold Cave performing as a full live band featuring Wes Eisold, Amy Lee, Nils Blue and Ryan McMahon.  All dates are listed below, and tickets will be on sale this Friday, April 13th.