WATCH: Chelsea Wolfe Makes Her Audience “Deranged for Rock & Roll” in New Video

The goth-folk track is the latest single from Birth of Violence, out next Friday via Sargent House.

Before harmonizing with Geroge Clarke on the latest Deafheaven record, Chelsea Wolfe was singing songs together with Satanic folkster King Dude. In spite of the doom metal and darkwave of recent releases, Wolfe’s latest LP continues to reveal itself as a return to these collabs with her new single “Deranged for Rock & Roll” being the most explicit homage to gothic country yet, delving into the same underworld as Wovenhand or Handsome Family. 

In the video for what Wolfe describes as her “love song to music,” director Gilbert Trejo illustrates the artist’s passion for raw, visceral songwriting with a cinematic vision of a Southwestern town being lulled by Wolfe’s song. “My character is destined to sing the same song over and over in this purgatory of a desert bar,” Wolfe interprets, “while different people come through the town and begin to feel the pull as well, drawing them into this vortex to stay for good.”

Birth of Violence drops September 13 via Sargent House. You can pre-order it here—and make sure to catch Wolfe on her acoustic tour this fall at the dates below.

Chelsea Wolfe Acoustic Tour:

10/18: San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park
10/19: Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom
10/21: Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Music Hall
10/22: Estes Park, CO – Stanley Hotel
10/24: Chicago, IL – Metro
10/25: Detroit, MI – Senate Theater
10/26: Toronto, ONT – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
10/27: Montreal, QC – Le National
10/29: Boston, MA – Royale
10/31: Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
11/01: New York, NY – Brooklyn Steel
11/03: Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
11/04: Charlotte, NC – McGlohon Theater
11/05: Atlanta, GA – Terminal West
11/06: Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
11/08: Dallas, TX – Texas Theatre
11/09: Austin, TX – Levitation
11/10: Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
11/12: Santa Fe, NM – Meow Wolf
11/13: Tucson, AZ – Club Congress
11/15: Los Angeles, CA – The Palace Theatre
11/16: San Francisco, CA – Regency Ballroom
11/18: Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom
11/20: Seattle, WA – The Showbox
11/21: Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre

* All dates with special guest Ioanna Gika


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