Zola Jesus

Zola Jesus – “Soak”

While Zola Jesus’ last album saw the noise-goth queen stepping into the light, the upcoming Okovi is shaping up to be something much darker. Lead single "Exhumed" was beautifully…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / July 11, 2017

Zola Jesus Announces New Album Okovi, Releases “Exhumed”

Zola Jesus was confirmed as a performer at this year's Basilica Soundscape festival in upstate New York yesterday, and has now announced her new album…
Geena Kloeppel / June 6, 2017

Basilica Soundscape Announces 2017 Lineup: Jlin, Priests, Zola Jesus, More

Basilica Soundscape, upstate New York's annual festival of the dark and weird in independent music, announced a partial lineup today. As always, the lineup is varied…
Andy Cush / June 5, 2017

Watch a Trailer for David Byrne’s New Documentary Contemporary Color

This weekend, the official trailer for the documentary Contemporary Color was released. The film captures a stage performance of the same name that David Byrne…
Winston Cook-Wilson / January 30, 2017

John Malkovich Plays David Lynch Characters in Vignettes Scored by Sky Ferreira, Wayne Coyne, and Others

CMS maker Squarespace is presenting a project that puts John Malkovich in the shoes of David Lynch and his characters. PlayingLynch.com shows the veteran actor…
Brian Josephs / October 4, 2016

The 25 Best Dance Remixes of 2015

This year, remixes ruled. DJ Snake slung AlunaGeorge's "You Know You Like It" to the top of Billboard's Dance/Electronic Songs chart by subbing treble for subtle…
Harley Brown / December 23, 2015

Zola Jesus Just Wants to Believe in Her Anthemic ‘Compass’

Shortly after releasing her "Hunger" video, notable blizzard-singer Zola Jesus has unveiled the single's soaring B-side, "Compass." Utilizing her powerful vocals to their fullest extent, Nika Danilova sings…
Rachel Brodsky / February 5, 2015

Zola Jesus Feels the ‘Hunger’ in Minimal New Video

Just a couple of days after facing #WinterStormJuno in Brooklyn, Nika Roza Danilova — known more commonly as Zola Jesus — has released an artful new…
Rachel Brodsky / January 28, 2015

Zola Jesus Performs Outside in New York City Snowstorm

When a massive snowstorm hits, most people stock up on canned goods, ready their Netflix queue, and prepare to hibernate until further notice. But Zola…
Rachel Brodsky / January 27, 2015

Shopping With Zola Jesus: Pumpkin Spice Lattes and Social Media Anxiety

Zola Jesus finally feels like she might be strong enough to take on the music industry. "I struggle with feeling incredibly vulnerable at every point…
Brennan Carley / August 29, 2014

Zola Jesus Flees the City for the Forest in ‘Dangerous Days’ Video

Zola Jesus dances around nature wearing flowing capes before going totally digital in the music video for her new single, "Dangerous Days." Taken from the Seattle-based…
Brennan Carley / August 28, 2014

Hear Zola Jesus’ Elegant Synth-Pop Banger ‘Dangerous Days’

Last week, Zola Jesus' Nika Rosa Danilova announced her fourth studio LP Taiga with an airy teaser video, and now she's returned with the first single…
Colin Joyce / June 23, 2014

Zola Jesus Teases ‘Taiga’ Album With Atmospheric Video

In 2011, Zola Jesus wowed us with her third album Conatus, a pop-goth set propelled by her stunning vocals. Rather than follow that up with a…
Dan Reilly / June 18, 2014

Zola Jesus Goes Chasing Waterfalls in Gorgeous ‘Fall Back’ Video

Even if you're not into the headier aspects of art, you'll enjoy Zola Jesus' new video for "Fall Back," the sole original cut from her…
Dan Reilly / August 29, 2013

Zola Jesus’ String-Laden ‘Versions’ Finds Warmer, Subtler Goth-Opera Catharsis

Little-known fact about Zola Jesus: She's a soprano. Classically trained in opera, the 24-year-old singer born Nika Roza Danilova exalts in the murky, gothic boom…
Puja Patel / August 22, 2013
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