Posts Tagged ‘Zola Jesus’

April 10, 2018

I’m a fan of anything involving Johnny Jewel, but of course my all time favorite Johnny Jewel project is Chromatics. As such, I nearly squealed with glee after encountering a his remix of Zola Jesus’ Ash To Bone. The original track comes off the gothy synthpop queen’s excellent 2017 album Okovi, and now it’s gone the warped synthy, thick soupy course thanks to Johnny Jewel’s caliginous re-imagination. The release is even accompanied by a new music video directed by Zola Jesus and Jenni Hensler. You can find Johnny Jewel’s remix on Zola Jesus’ new B-sides pack, Okovi: Additions, out on Sacred Bones, here

March 28, 2018

Closing out tonight with something sumptuously dark and gothy, which is exactly how I like to end the night. In fact, I’m going to rush home and watch me some Santa Clarita Diet, because that’s the sort of humor I like too, twisted and macabre. Gothy synthpop queen Zola Jesus has given experimental electronic producer Blanck Mass (Ben Power of Fuck Buttons) an inky droning, ominous haunting treatment on a spectral remix of Please. The gloriously writhing track is part of a surprise addendum to his recent album World Eater, a digital only EP named World Eater Re-Voxed that also features remixes of Blanck Mass by Naked, M. Lamar, and Gazelle Twin. You can purchase the EP, here.

February 23, 2018

I’m insanely thrilled that Zola Jesus and Alice Glass have announced a co-headlining tour named SnowBlood, plus they’re bringing Pictureplane along for the ride, too. I’m so stoked, I’ve already purchased a pre-sale ticket for their April 28th stop at the Independent in San Francisco. As a long time fan of all that involves gothy electro pop and haunting darkwave, this stacked lineup couldn’t be more splendidly enticing. Zola Jesus, long known for her synthy art pop and hypnagogic darkwave, has followed up that news with a brand new track named Bound, too. The frosty propulsive track is her first new material since last year’s acclaimed album Okovi, as well as her fresh new contribution to Adult Swim’s Singles Series. She’ll also be releasing a new B-sides collection named Okovi: Additions, which includes unreleased outtakes from Okovi and several remixes. Okovi: Additions arrives April 6th. Learn more about her co-headlining tour with Alice Glass, here.

September 1, 2017
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August 30, 2017

Gothy synthpop queen Zola Jesus continues to serve up spectacular new songs off of her next album Okovi in the form of a grandiose and atmospheric new tune named Siphon. She’s siphoned my very heart and soul away with this beautiful electronic pop song, which packs a whole lot of emotional weight in its aureate soundscape. Okovi is shaping up to be quite the diverse collection of music. Zola Jesus has rattled us and riveted us with thorny jabbing, tense droning Exhumed, as well as haunted us and bewitched us with viscous and opaque brooder Soak. Now, she takes us on a magnificent journey of catharsis with Siphon, which she co-produced with WIFE and Alex DeGroot. Around the release of Okovi, Zola Jesus will host two NYC events. The first will be a listening party that takes place on September 7th at the Sonos Store in SoHo. The second is an immersive listening and visual experience on September 13th in Chinatown called Okovi: Surround – a Sound Experience provided by Sonos. More information HERE and HERE. You can also catch her on tour in the U.S. this fall, though I don’t see a San Francisco stop, unfortunately. Ticket info can be found, here. Pre-order Okovi, here, and download Siphon instantly.

July 8, 2017

Goth synthopop veteran Zola Jesus made her long awaited return last month with a darkly ravishing, intensely droning number named Exhumed. She also announced a new album, Okovi, due to arrive September 8th via Sacred Bones. We now get a new sludgy taste off the album. Soak is viscous and opaque, a clamorous thrushing brooder. It’s an instant download if you pre-order Okovi, here. I’m pretty gutted that I might have to miss her stop in San Francisco at the Independent when she heads out on tour this fall. The last time I saw her live was Outside Lands Music Festival in 2012. Not only has it been far too long, but her new music sounds like it’s going to be glorious live.

June 7, 2017

It’s been a long while since we last heard from one of our favorite gothy synthpop purveyors, so we’re absolutely delighted that Zola Jesus is back and that she’s announced a new album, too. Okovi will arrive on September 8th via Sacred Bones, and her extensive fall tour for the album will take her to San Francisco on October 17th. It’s going to be such a treat to see her at the intimate Independent. Zola Jesus has unveiled the lead single from Okovi, and it’s a thorny jabbing, tense droning spectacular. Exhumed is a thunderous ringing, inky operatic song that re-exposes my love of all that is dark and ominous. Pre-order Okovi from iTunes, here, and download Exhumed instantly. Learn more about Zola Jesus’ impending tour on her website, here.

May 1, 2017
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It’s a rare treat to come across a track that features gothy electronic pop artist Zola Jesus on guest vocals, so the moment Howl caught my attention, I had to set everything aside for a thrilling listen. Howl comes by way of Black Asteroid, a new project from Bryan Black, also one half of esteemed duo MOTOR. Bryan launches full force into the world of dark techno as Black Asteroid, and he couldn’t have picked a better partner to do so with than Zola Jesus on  Howl. A fittingly inky music video comes with Howl, too. Stream the stunning abstract visualizer below. Howl will be on Black Asteroid’s album Thrust, due out later this year on Last Gang Records. 

August 28, 2015

It’s been awhile since I’ve found time to re-visit some of Zola Jesus’ spellbinding dark and gothy electronic pop music, but today’s release of a video for Nail immediately reminded me how much I love her music. The dramatic, baroque work of music art comes from her excellent 2014 album Taiga, an magnificent experience that rivals her acclaimed third album Conatus. Nika also announced some new tour dates today, including stops in the Midwest and over in Europe.

October 17, 2014
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Superstar producer Diplo has been showing his versatile colors lately, collaborating with Skrillex, dropping syrupy tracks for people to rap over, and now, remixing gothy pop act Zola Jesus’ Go (Blank Sea). The original is off of Zola Jesus’ recent new album Taiga, a fantastic listen, if you haven’t checked it out yet. Diplo’s remix is a sumptuous bass heavy edit. The trappy, future remix even reminds me of Wave Racer at times, but paired with Zola Jesus’ enchanting, melodramatic vocals. Prior to today, I never thought of Zola Jesus and Diplo together in one song, but now, I’ve been educated. Zola Jesus and Diplo go very well together.