THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN – 7 New Firecrackers Week 39

Every week Turn Up The Volume picks 7 new
firecrackers that burned his ears the past 7 days

‘Truck Songs’ by ANGEL DU$T (Baltimore)

Hardcore noiseniks Angel Du$t mellowed their sound a bit lately,
but still kick-ass, like here with the title track of upcoming album
A Collection Of Truck Songs, out 29th October.

Tripp(songwriter): “This is one of my favorite recordings of a song that
I’ve written. Plus, all my best homies got all up in this track’s ass and sent
it home. Was listening to Tom Petty a grip. If you don’t know who that is
check him out, I guess.”

Start the fire…

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‘Blood Moon’ by CONVERGE and CHELSEA WOLFE (USA)

The hardcore legends announced a new LP
featuring Goth heroine Chelsea Wolfe.

Lead-single Blood Moon sounds like an astonishing harbinger for
what is to come. It’s a disturbing, confusing, and flabbergasting
slam dunk.

Turn it up here…

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‘The Beachland Ballroom’ by IDLES (Bristol, UK)

New album Crawler, out 12th November.

Expect the slower side of Idles with hefty eruptions now
and then and frontman Joe Talbot‘s blood cooking…

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‘7000 HOURS’ by THE CHELSEA CURVE (Boston)

With the snarl of the punk scene and the swagger of the mods,
The Chelsea Curve often earn comparisons to The Pretenders and
Husker Du (personal favorites of the trio). On their new single, the
band shows a deeper emotional side, setting a lovely mood of
autumnal longing.

Expect a twinkling tune that gets under your skin without asking.
Repeat buttons were invented for catchy corkers like these.

Start feeling good here…

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‘Text The Dead’ by ACTIVITY

The New York-based rockers’ new single is about broken-heartedness,
mournfulness and sadness following the passing of one of the most
beloved and closest person we all have, our mother.

Travis Johnson (the band’s songwriter) about the song: “My mom passed
away in February. I still can’t process it honestly… I was going through old stuff
and found it and started singing the verse melody. Then we all added our parts
and subtracted others, etc. It’s not a very ‘live’ song but we all came together
on it still.”

Text The Dead is a disturbing, confusing, strangely
infectious, and fascinating grief processing song…

Listen/watch here…

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‘Write A List of Things To Look Forward To’ by COURTNEY BARNETT

The wonderful singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett from down under,
unleashes her new longplayer Things Take Time, Take Time

Barnett: “It’s a song about darkness but also about friendship. I found
a deeper communication with people in my life — deeper conversations.
And a new level of gratitude for friendships that had been there for so
long that I had maybe taken for granted.”

Listen up…

COURTNEY BARNET: Facebook

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‘Blackouted’ by THE MANIC BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB

Besides having a great band name these siblings from Toronto score big time with their new steaming single. A song “about what hides behind the smiles for social media. It can be described as a cry for help, disguised as an upbeat dance floor banger.”

Pithy, swirling, and as sticky as first-class glue. Add glamorous vocals and a glittering, full-on wall-of-electrical sound and the final result is an instant hit.

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‘Troubles A’ Comin’ by THE ROLLING STONES

The imperishable Stones have shared a previously unreleased cover of ‘Troubles A’ Comin’, a golden oldie hit of American soul legends The Chi-Lites. The song will feature on the upcoming 40th-anniversary reissue of their Tattoo You LP.

Here we go…

See/hear you next week, music junkies

CHELSEA WOLFE Shares Documentary Of Her 2019 ‘BIRTH OF VIOLENCE’ Tour

26 September 2021

Goth heroin CHELSEA WOLFE shared the short documentary about her 2019
tour following the release of her sixth, critically praised LP BIRTH OF VIOLENCE.

Wolfe: “It’s not my natural inclination to want cameras around when I’m in my head or doing vocal warmups before a show, or when I’m with friends or family backstage, but Bobby asked, and in the spirit of pushing myself to document that era of my musical life, I welcomed him along. Then, after the COVID-19 pandemic hit and I had to fly home from the European acoustic tour before I got to play a single show of it, I was so grateful that he had this footage and was putting it together. I wanted to share this documentary for that reason as well, for those who had tickets to cancelled shows (I love you!), and as a sort of wave goodbye to the time I spent focused on Birth Of Violence, as I’m now making plans for and in the headspace of the next new album.”

Watch the docu here…

Birth Of Violence album…

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CHELSEA WOLFE: Facebook

When CHELSEA WOLFE Covers JONI MICTHELL

22 September 2021

Although she wasn’t at the historic three-day Woodstock festival
in 1969, singer-songwriter legend JONI MITCHELL wrote a song
about it. It appeared as B-side to her single Big Yellow Taxi. Several
artists, including her friends Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young covered it.

Goth heroine CHELSEA WOLFE about why she wanted to cover Woodstock:

“While preparing for the ‘Birth Of Violence’ tour, I was watching a lot of Joni Mitchell videos.
One night after working on the live set I was just letting the Joni videos roll. “Woodstock” came on and I started singing along. After that I simply asked Ben if he’d be into covering it with me for the tour. The cover came together quite naturally and it was a treat to play on stage every night. Joni is obviously such a big inspiration to this side of my music, so it felt right to pay tribute to her.”

Here comes Wolfe‘s soft alter ego…

Original version…

CHELSEA WOLFE: Facebook

Goth Diva CHELSEA WOLFE Reveals Doom And Gloom Jam ‘DIANA’

28 May 2021

Artist: CHELSEA WOLFE (Roseville, CA)
Who: Goth heroine active since 2009
6 solo albums so far

New track: DIANA

A doom and gloom jam that will feature on an all-star soundtrack album for
a comic-book series called Dark Nights: Death Metal. The compilation includes
comics-inspired songs by artists like Soccer Mommy, IDLES,, Show Me The Body,
and the Mastodon. The LP will hit the streets on 18th June.

Dim the lights, here comes Chelsea…

CHELSEA WOLFE: Website


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(image on top: cover of Wolfe’s 2019 album ‘Body Of Violence’)

Expect Goosebumps When CHELSEA WOLFE & EMMA RUTH RUNDLE Team Up

28 January 2021

When iconic Goth diva Chelsea Wolfe and arresting singer/songwriter Emma Ruth Rundle (Red Sparowes / Marriages) join forces you’ll expect a moonstruck wall-of-dark-sound but none of that here.

Their first collaborative duet, a track called ANHEDONIA is a gripping goosebumps ballad. A soul-stirring exploit with two startling heart and soul voices – although at times it feels like PJ Harvey and Angel Olsen are somewhere in there too – exploring dark dimensions.

Put your headphones on, dim the lights, close your eyes and dream away…

Also on Spotify

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CHELSEA WOLFE: Facebook
EMMA RUTH RUNDLE: Facebook

Really Excorsistic Music For Really Excorsistic People – CHELSEA WOLFE Covers THE CRAMPS

8 September 2020

(Artwork LP Wolfe)

A couple of months ago a cracking covers compilation honoring psychobilly icons
The Cramps hit our messed-up planet. Also messed-up is the oddball title of the album: Really Bad Music For Really Bad People: The Cramps as Heard Through the Meat Grinder of Three One G . Got it?

The line-up of the participating artists features among
others: TV Set, Metz, Qui, Zeis! feat Mike Patton, and Daugthers.

The one that did and still does my head in is the darktastic performance by doom and gloom priestess CHELSEA WOLFE turning SHEENA’S IN A GOTH GANG into a back-breaking industrial juggernaut. Really excorsistic music for really excorsistic.

Big beats from Badsville!.

Press play and release the human flies…


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The original

CHELSEA WOLFE: Facebook

(photo on top: FB Chelsea Wolfe)

CHELSEA WOLFE Shares Mystifying Musing From Upcoming Album – Here’s ‘AMERICAN DARKNESS’…

Brand new sonic impulses

16 July 2019

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(photo: Nona Limmen – new LP cover)

After her 2017 LP ‘His Spun‘ the first music from gloomy troubadour CHELSEA WOLFE
was a Roky Ericskon cover to pay tribute to the psychedelic rocker who recently passed away. A few weeks ago she announced her new longplayer ‘Birth Of Violence‘ and shared moony lead single ‘The Mother Road’ and today she launched a second track. ‘AMERICAN DARKNESS’ is a mystifying and puzzling pop noir ballad. Capture the twilight vibe here…

CHELSEA WOLFE: Facebook

CHELSEA WOLFE Seduces Strangely With Brand New Moony Track ‘THE MOTHER ROAD’…

Brand new sonic impulses

18 June 2019

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(photo: Nona Limmen / artwork for new album by John Crawford)

After her 2017 LP ‘His Spun‘ the first music from gloomy troubadour CHELSEA WOLFE
was an Roky Ericskon cover to pay tribute to the psychedelic rocker who recently passed away. And today, the Los Angeles artist announced new album, called ‘Birth Of Violence‘. And here’s the first cut.

THE MOTHER ROAD’ is a spellbinding musing with strong lines like: “I do not have a child, but I’m old enough to know some pain” and “And I’m hell bent on loving you/ Women know what it is to endure.”

Check the full reflection right here…

CHELSEA WOLFE: Facebook