Laura Wolf
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Laura Wolf

Brooklyn, NY | Established. Jan 01, 2017

Brooklyn, NY
Established on Jan, 2017
Solo Pop Chamber


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"New Music: Laura Wolf"

A former touring member with the perennially endearing Matt Pond PA, cellist, singer, songwriter Laura Wolf today shares a beautiful track from her own forthcoming debut solo work – a new six-track EP which is set for release next week, November 29th, and available to pre-order now via the Bandcamp page linked in the player below.

Streaming below from today, new track Body Part is indicative of Wolf’s considered craft, a three-and-a-half minute pop song formed from her live setup. Centred around her cello, which drifts, at will, between a soft lilt and piercing strikes, and further imbued with beautifully immersive layering and creaking percussive knocks, ‘Body Part’ has that same autumnal glow that makes Matt Pond’s work so engaging but channels in to something distinctly enchanting in its own right.

The new EP is released at the end of the month, and we’re very pleased to share ‘Body Part’ with you today. Check it out below right now. - Gold Flake Paint

"Laura Wolf- Stitch One"

In an Old Spruce Sessions video released in August of this year, Laura Wolf performs two songs off of her latest EP, Stitch One. The rendition of “Circles” is spare and lovely, but it’s her version of “Good” that truly shines. On the album, the track feels spacious; her strong voice, the various cello melodies, finger-picked guitar, and percussive slaps are panned and separated, breathing into one another. Live, sheltered from a sudden storm in a tiny tractor shed, Wolf gradually weaves the song into shape, each layer perfectly visible for an instant as she threads it into place. Though it takes a full two minutes longer to perform, seeing the bones of the track laid bare does much to peel back the artistry at work in Laura Wolf’s songwriting. Hearing them sewn up and refreshed on Stitch One, the songs take on a grandiose new scale. It’s a wholly different experience, but a rewarding one if you give them time to reveal themselves.

Perhaps the only fault in those live sessions, and live looping in general, is the destructive electronic effects of piling on so many layers. And if the live version of “Good” is any indication, Laura Wolf’s songs are dense; she pauses to add handclaps and slaps to the bridge of her cello for percussion as well as two switches from her primary instrument to the guitar slung over her back. The sounds end up squashed, each piece losing some of its distinct tonal character.

Stitch One does away with the distortion, and the clarity allows the remarkable amount of arranged detail to spring out at you. “Circles” gains a ghostly instrumental interlude with melodic screeching as the strings flutter in the distance. The added low end on “Body Part” drives the beat harder, giving the track an epic, anthemic feel, and the slight solo just before the outro feels gritty but optimistically adventurous.

For the most part, Laura Wolf’s vocals lean towards folk, but there’s a clear theatrical element at key parts that heightens the emotional drama at play. This influence is most keenly felt on “Stitch Two,” where her intense vibrato meanders through folk guitar, erupts in a pre-climactic roar, and descends back into gentle arpeggiations before her triumphant belting dissolves into multi-part harmony. By comparison, the slow, heartbreaking story of “Chinese Finger Trap” contains a few lofty moments, but takes a more straightforward melodic approach to sifting through the rubble of a broken relationship.

Wolf ends her first EP with a brooding instrumental that serves as the title track. “Stitch One” blooms out of a mournful yet cinematic melody; the scope feels huge, suggesting wide-open spaces while filling them with slight dissonances that press in at the margins. But steadily over the course of the song, brighter and bolder harmonies slip in until the track is spilling over with light at its close. It's a fitting end for a record so invested in the healing power of process. - ThrdCoast

"Premiere: Laura Wolf- Good"

Laura Wolf is a one-woman orchestra. In live shows, she drapes herself in instruments, trading her cello for electric guitar and vocals as she builds complex songs one voice at a time with the help of a loop pedal. “Good,” the first release from Wolf’s upcoming debut LP, Stitch One, models the artist’s process beautifully. Beginning with a low, urgent cello patter—a steady foundation almost all the way through—she adds escalating lines of cello that swell and recede in intriguing rhythms. Percussion enters, breathy at first, then more substantial, followed by quiet electric guitar arpeggios.

Throughout the course of “Good,” Wolf’s vocals also build. At the start of the song, her voice is soft and pretty, carrying leaping, intricate melodies that sound light and optimistic. When she first sings the refrain, “I’m just trying to be good,” it tapers into a near-whisper, then dances delicately in a high register. As “Good” develops, though, it darkens. Wolf first started working on Stitch One while in the hospital last year, and the song alludes to that setting and her experiences there. In the bridge, she half-sings, half-speaks about a knife in her back, snarling, “I jumped every time they touched my fucking spine” as a chorus of voices repeats “I just want to be good” in the background.

Transitioning from soft to tough and gritty, the song suggests that the effort to be good—healthy, virtuous, or otherwise—can be challenging. In her new release, Wolf meets the challenge with a lush and distinctive sound. Check it out on "Good," and keep an eye out for Stitch One, out soon. - ThrdCoast

"Laura Wolf- "Good""

I was lucky enough to spend some time with Laura Wolf a couple of weeks back. We filmed an Old Spruce Session for this very song and while that version may be slightly different than the recording one, I think there is something inherently special about seeing how it was built – as Wolf literally built the song via loop pedal as I filmed. The side by side of each is compelling in how she has managed to replicate a studio tracked song in a live setting. But we aren’t here to talk about that session (though you can go watch it here if you feel so inclined). We are here to share this fresh track with you.

There is still a building sensibility to the song, as layers of breaths, knocks and bow pulls fill the air gaps in the arrangements that open up in the first few seconds of the track. Notably, even with those parts coming and going, flowing and halting, the song never feels too heavy or busy. Right from the get go, however, the urgency of the song seeps in. There is a heart pounding kind of excitement to how it expands onto itself. The songwriter’s voice is lilting and light over the cascading sonic waves rolling underneath it. Its like acoustic beat building…whoever is out there producing popular tracks and rap should take note and take it old school.

“Chamber pop” , “cello rock”, call it whatever you please, we will be sitting here rocking out to “Good” for the next few weeks…

Check out the new track from Laura’s upcoming debut below and keep an eye and ear out for the full release later this year. - Red Line Roots


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The progressive chamber pop solo project of Brooklyn based classically trained cellist and singer Laura Wolf.

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