Right around the time that Chelsea Wolfe announced some tour dates with Russian Circles, the doomy folkster also delivered news that two new albums were on their way sometime soon. The first record, we were told, would be an acoustic outing, which has now been revealed as Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs. The unplugged affair arrives October 16 through Sargent House.
As previously reported, the nine-song LP of "once-orphaned songs" was recorded in the woods of Northern California and at Wolfe's L.A. home. The set was co-produced by Wolfe and bandmember Ben Chisholm, and features contributions from viola player Ezra Buchla (Gowns), violinist Andrea Calderón (Corima) and bassist Daniel Denton (Gothic Tropic).
You can stream album cut "The Way We Used To," a goth-blues chant built around passionate vocal layering and a hypnotic drum beat, down below, where you'll also find the record's tracklisting and Wolfe's tour upcoming tour dates, which include a few Canadian stops.
Despite getting the details on Unknown Rooms, Wolfe has yet to fully reveal the plans for the follow-up, a supposedly electronic-geared outing set to be produced by Lars Stalfors (the Mars Volta, Marnie Stern).
Unknown Rooms: A Collection of Acoustic Songs:
2. The Way We Used
3. Spinning Centers
5. I Died With You
7. Our Work Was Good
8. Hyper Oz
8/6 Milwaukee, WI - Cactus Club !
8/7 St. Louis, MO - Firebird !
8/8 Louisville, KY - The Veron Club !
8/9 Birmingham, AL - Bottletree !
8/10 Tallahassee, FL - Retrofit !
8/11 Orlando, FL - Will's Pub !
8/12 Tampa, FL - State !
8/13 Jacksonville, FL - Jackrabbits !
8/14 Atlanta, GA - The Earl !
8/15 Carraboro, NC - Cat's Cradle !
8/16 Washington, DC - Rock n Roll Hotel !
8/17 Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer !
8/18 New York, NY - Highline Ballroom !
8/19 Cambridge, MA - Middle East !
8/20 Montreal, QC - Il Motore !
8/21 Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace !
8/22 Grand Rapids, MI - Pyramid Scheme !
8/23 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall !
8/24 Minneapolis, MN - Triple Rock !
8/26 Lawrence, KS - Jackpot Music Hall
8/28 Denver, CO - Hi Dive
8/29 Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge
9/5 Sacramento, CA - Harlows
9/7 Portland, OR - Musicfest NW
9/8 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore $
9/9 Seattle, WA - Barboza $
9/12 San Francisco, CA - Rickshaw Stop $
9/14 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo $
! with Russian Circles, Marriages
$ with Crypts