Another recent musical discovery of mine…
Chelsea Wolfe - The Wasteland
Album: Ἀποκάλυψις (pronounced “apokalypsis”, Greek for both “apocalypse” and “revelation”), out August 23 on Pendu Sound Recordings.
Chelsea Wolfe is a singer/songwriter and eponymous full band (including Ben Chisholm, Kevin Dockter & Dylan Fujioka) out of Los Angeles, California. Inspired by the dark state of the world and the strange connection between all things, she creates a unique musical blend of doom-folk, experimental rock and spiritual realm funeral songs. Ask Chelsea how to describe her live sound and she will say, “Psychedelia without the drugs.” Ask her - if a song could be a soul mate which would you choose? - and she will reply, “Koni Priviredliviye by Vladimir Vysotsky.” With influences ranging from the great minds of Ingmar Bergman, Nick Cave and David Lynch, to soviets and end-times literature, her songs conjure visions of other dimensions, claustrophobic echo-rooms and parking garage cathedrals. Wolfe has recorded two full length albums, The Grime and the Glow, out December 2010 on limited vinyl through Brooklyn’s Pendu Sound, and her latest record, (pronounced “Apokalypsis”), is out summer 2011.