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Over a month ago, we heard "Dangerous Days," the first single from Zola Jesus' upcoming LP Taiga. It'd be hard to top the pure anthemic grandeur of the original, but frothy synth-pop artist and Mute…   Read Story »
If you perform with a giant light-up mouse helmet on your head, chances are you understand how to grab people's attention. Whether Twitter-feuding with Arcade Fire, describing a rival DJ/producer as…   Read Story »
The challenge in compiling the 5 Best Songs Of The Week isn't determining which songs deserve to be included and which don't, it's determining which deserving songs to cut and which to keep. This…   Read Story »
We knew something from Zola Jesus was on the way since the artist teased us all with the trailer for her new album, Taiga, and now you can hear that album's first single. It's called "Dangerous Days"…   Read Story »
Zola Jesus has announced the follow-up to 2011's Conatus (not counting Versions, the orchestral reworkings collection she released in 2013). It's called Taiga, and it's due out in October on Sacred…   Read Story »
Nika Danilova, bka Zola Jesus, proved herself to be one of the most remarkable and talented young musicians of the era with her breakthrough release The Spoils. Since then, she has been rapidly…   Read Story »
Watching the VMAs on Sunday night, something struck me: The music videos themselves were fairly beside the point, but almost every video that won a major award was absolute bullshit. Justin…   Read Story »
On her new album Versions, Zola Jesus worked with the industrial-music provocateur J.G. Thirlwell and the modern-classical string section Mivos Quartet to rework her own older songs. The album's sole…   Read Story »
"Is it too early for a drink?" asks Nika Danilova when we first meet. She looks inquisitively around the room (at her manager, her husband, and then me) before answering her own question. "It's close…   Read Story »
Last year, Zola Jesus played a show at New York's Guggenheim Museum. She was backed by the Mivos Quartet, and JG Thirwell, the O.G. industrial-music lunatic who still records as Foetus, arranged the…   Read Story »