New York – Fresh off the heels of a successful worldwide tour, including a performance at LA’s “The Music of David Lynch” celebration, Zola Jesus announces another series of tour dates, including festival performances in the US, Canada, the UK, and Belgium. 2014 saw the release of TAIGA on Mute Records. (CD / LP / Digital) Nika’s live performance is not to be missed.
San Francisco – Singer-songwriter Nika Roza Danilova—aka Zola Jesus—kicked off her 2014 tour at this city’s delightfully kitschy supper club/music venue Bimbo’s 365 the other night, supporting her brand new (and fifth) studio album, Taiga. Bimbo’s is somewhat of a unique venue, boasting candlelit tables pasted amongst platforms rising up from the dance floor. Taiga
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
If you can’t get to Zola Jesus (above) on Tuesday, you have a second chance for her progressive electro-goth on Wednesday. This time she’ll be at Le Poisson Rouge in the Village. Show starts at 8pm, and tickets are $15adv/$18dos. Exitmusic I’m most anticipating the Dead Oceans, Jagjaguwar, and Secretly Canadian CMJ Showcase at Union
It’s about to be that time of year again, when NYC is completely immersed in music for five days straight for the CMJ Festival. There are films too, but the amount of music takes ultimate precedence. With almost 900 bands announced, it’s quite difficult to decide who to see. We at BestNewBands.com are here to