Thursday, September 2, 2010

My new love is Zola Jesus

Zola Jesus is my new favorite spooky lady. Zola Jesus is 21 year old Nika Roza Danilova. She has been the talk of the town in NME, The Guardian, Nylon and Paste. She has a Siouxsie sort of voice backed by haunting synthes. Nika is spending September as the opening act for no less than Fever Ray. Karin hand picked Zola Jesus for her short European tour. Most of the buzz is based on a EP from earlier this year called Stridulum. I must say, I am truly in love with this artist and I'm a little embarrassed that I missed her up until now. Like all great experimental artists, I have a feeling Zola Jesus will become much bigger in the UK. I am glad that I am finding her now though since she is performing in Detroit at the end of September at the CAID. In August she released a full length album in the UK titled Stridulum II. It is basically an extension of the EP. Looks like the next thing here in the US we will see is another EP called Valusia. Here is a video for Night, a song from Stridulum. It has a Italian horror movie feel to it. Enjoy!