Zola Jesus Unleashes Maps Remix, Tour Dates On Sale Now

Zola Jesus

Photo By Jeff Elstone

New York  - Zola Jesus unveils a transcendent remix of “Dangerous Days” from Northampton based musician (and Mute label-mate) James Chapman aka Maps. The original track received critical acclaim, being lauded as “an elegant synth-pop banger” by Spin, receiving Best New Track on Pitchfork, and cracking the Top 20 in Billboard’s Twitter Emerging Artists Chart.  Maps takes this modern masterpiece to new heights with his emotive and cinematic interpretation, saying, “Dangerous Days was a real pleasure to remix. It’s a really uplifting track, and Nika’s vocals are so powerful. When I worked on the song I wanted to really push the euphoric elements as much as I could, while still keeping the vibe of the original.”   Zola Jesus’s Taiga is due for release October 7th, 2014 on Mute.  First single “Dangerous Days” is now available to purchase/stream here, and the album is available to pre-order here.

Zola Jesus embarks on a worldwide tour beginning in San Francisco on October 8th, hitting major US cities before she heads to UK & Europe,  see below for dates.

Nika is the 25-year-old behind Zola Jesus’ creative incarnations as sole singer and songwriter.  Influenced by her time in Iceland, Vermont, and British Columbia, Taiga was written on Vashon Island, WA and conjures all these places while creating a sonic space of its own that each listener can travel to, explore, hide in, and celebrate. Nika tracked and mixed the album in Los Angeles with co-producer Dean Hurley (David Lynch, Danger Mouse, Sparklehorse).

At once challenging and accessible, Taiga is a transition for Zola Jesus. Undeniably branded with what Nika terms a “piercing ambition,” the album is best described by the artist herself: “The music on the record is massive, with big brass and beats, crystal clear vocals…It’s the most accessible music I’ve ever made, but also the most earnest and passionate. I gave everything for this record, more than ever before.”


10/8 – San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s
10/9 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey
10/16 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall
10/17 – Washington, DC – Hirshhorn Museum
10/19 – New York, NY – Webster Hall
10/29 – Bristol, England – Colston Hall
10/30 – Leeds, England – Belgrave Music Hall
10/31 – Glasgow, Scotland – Stereo
11/1 – Manchester, England – Manchester Cathedral – Columns
11/4 – Paris, France – Badaboum
11/5 – Strasbourg, France – La Laiterie
11/6 – St Gallen, Switzerland – Palace
11/7 – Geneva, Switzerland – l’Usine
11/8 – Reims, France – La Cartonnerie
11/10 – Köln, Germany – Gebäude 9
11/11 – Berlin, Germany – Berghain
11/12 – Hamburg, Germany – Uebel and Gefährlich
11/13 – Frankfurt, Germany – Zoom
11/14 – Brussels, Belgium – La Nuit Botanique
11/15 – Amsterdam, Netherlands – Melkwe