Zola Jesus

Review: Zola Jesus Flirts With Death on the Haunting, Hopeful Okovi

Zola Jesus, the musical moniker of Nika Roza Danilova, once had huge mainstream aspirations for her accessibly gothic art. Her hope for a big hit…
Maria Sherman / September 8, 2017

Stream Zola Jesus’ New Album Okovi

Zola Jesus' new album Okovi—the follow up to 2014's Taiga—is now available to stream in full. Recorded in a moment of personal tragedy for the…
Rob Arcand / September 7, 2017

Zola Jesus – “Siphon”

Zola Jesus’ upcoming album Okovi was recorded in the midst of personal tragedy, and "Exhumed" and "Soak," the two songs we’ve heard from it so far, have felt appropriately dark…
Peter Helman, Stereogum / August 29, 2017

Video: Zola Jesus – “Exhumed”

Zola Jesus, who will be releasing her album Okovi in September, announced it by sharing the cinematic single "Exhumed." Today, we get to see the song’s visual…
Margaret Farrell, Stereogum / August 3, 2017

Watch Zola Jesus Debut New Song “Siphon”

Earlier today, our friends at Stereogum hosted an intimate piano performance by darkwave conjurer Zola Jesus. She began by debuting an unheard new song, her forthcoming single "Siphon," which…
Anna Gaca / August 1, 2017

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
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