L.A. singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe recently brought her experimental, blackened-folk expressions to Philly’s Union Transfer venue as part of a national US tour with True Widow.
Chelsea Wolfe is currently supporting a new release, Pain Is Beauty on Sargent House, which hit streets earlier in September. Her fourth full-length album has seen almost universal critical acclaim. A Pitchfork review described Pain as being, ‘Emotionally exhausting in equally mad and enjoyable ways, lasting nearly an hour across 12 twilight tracks of aggressive crescendos, poised reprieves, and suspended drama.’ Wolfe is preparing to hit the road in Europe with Russian Circles in couple of weeks, commencing October 12th at Prague’s Meet Factory.
Supporting act and Dallas-based trio, True Widow released their Relapse Record’s debut, Circumambulation, in July. The album, was dubbed ‘hypnotic’ by NPR that ‘does a brilliant job of expressing the network of … dark emotions that make us human’ (Exclaim). This touring duo was the perfect concoction to keep a packed Philly crowd swooning through beautiful light arrangements and no lack of sonic indulgences.
For this Philadelphia performance at Union Transfer, Blow The Scene‘s Senior Photographer Dante Torrieri (Useless Rebel Imaging) was on hand to deliver an exclusive batch of live photos for your viewing pleasure.