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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 »
Maybe it's a case of haunted souls recognizing each other, but if one more exceptionally talented, vaguely gothy indie singer covers a Rihanna hit, we're going to have a trend on our hands. First,…   Read Story »
Over the weekend, thousands of fans flocked to this year's Outside Lands at Golden Gate Park. Overcast and chilly weather was offset by the fire from the Metallica pyrotechnics and warm vibes from…   Read Story »
In Zola Jesus's video for "Seekir," a meditative dark-synthpop highlight from her 2011 album Conatus, Nika Roza Danilova takes part on a druidic dance party that appears to be taking place in the…   Read Story »
El-P is a man who knows how to seize his moment. So when he rolled through Conan last night to promote his album of the year contender Cancer For Cure, he didn't just bark out a song with a couple of…   Read Story »
Washington's Sasquatch! Festival took place over the weekend, a heavy-hitting four day lineup featuring people like Jack White, St. Vincent. Bon Iver, Beck, Sanitgold, the Shins, Feist, Metric and…   Read Story »