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@ZOLAJESUS - RELEASES FULL LENGTH "TAIGA" TODAY!

ZOLA JESUS RELEASES FULL LENGTH "TAIGA" TODAY! 
 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR STARTS THIS WEEK,
LIVE SET TO FEATURE BRASS ENSEMBLE

"TAIGA" OUT NOW
CD | DIGITAL | VINYL
"Nika Danilova's voice is an elemental, powerful thing." (Best New Track) - Pitchfork

“Zola Jesus' most profound, accessible release to date” – Billboard Magazine

“Taiga finds her experimenting with her most accessible version of pop music yet, and sounding all the more fully formed and interesting for it." - VOGUE Magazine

“A surprising set of 11 pop songs, replete with catchy beats and stuck-in-your-head hooks” – Rolling Stone Magazine

"high-powered dance-rock" – NPR
“On 'Taiga,' Zola Jesus goes large with a cavernous, invigorating synth-wave sound”  - Los Angeles Times

“Sweeping melodies and soaring vocals.” 
– NYLON  Magazine

“Her signature chilly-goddess vibe evolves by giving way to energetic, shimmery sonics.”   - ELLE Magazine

“Unsurprisingly fantastic." – Stereogum

Zola Jesus releases her critically acclaimed album TAIGA today, October 7th, 2014 on Mute.  In support of the release, Zola Jesus begins her highly anticipated record release tour in San Francisco on October 8th, hitting major cities in the US, UK and Europe.  Opening acts Operators, Leech, The-Drum, Martin Rev (Suicide) & Lee Bannon have been confirmed on US tour dates. 

For the US and London shows, Nika will also be joined on stage by a live brass ensemble, under direction from talented brass arranger and tubist Joe Exley.  Nika elaborates, “I’ve also been working closely with lighting designer Sarah Landau and stage designer Carl Robertshaw, to create a visual environment that mimics the architects and sculpture artists that inspired me while writing the record. It’s so exciting to finally bring these ideas to fruition and share them with you in person.”

LIVE DATES
10/8 – San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s w/ Operators
10/9 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey w/ Leech
10/16 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall w/ The-Drum
10/17 – Washington, DC – Hirshhorn Museum
10/19 – New York, NY – Webster Hall w/ Martin Rev (Suicide) & Lee Bannon
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 - Melkweg
11/18 – London, England - KOKO
 
Photo Credit: Jeff Elstone
 
 

For her 5th studio album, Nika relocated to Vashon Island in the Puget Sound to fully immerse herself in the environment from which the music was inspired. The taiga is the world’s largest terrestrial biome; a wild boreal forest covering large portions of Russia, referred to as the Northwoods where it connects in North America, including all of Canada and large portions of Eurasia. Nika grew up on several acres of land in the northwoods of Wisconsin.  She has always felt its pull. Her Russian ancestors extend the taiga’s bloodline throughout several generations. To Nika, the taiga represents boundlessness; no law, just survival - at once innocent and raw, embodying naivety from its purity, yet at its core unforgiving and savage.

After leaving Vashon, 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. Described by the artist herself: “The music on the record is massive, with big brass and beats, crystal clear vocals.”
 
TAIGA OUT NOW
CD | DIGITAL | VINYL
 
 
TAIGA TRACKLISTING
Taiga
Dangerous Days
Dust
Hunger
Go (Blank Sea)
Ego
Lawless
Nail
Long Way Down
Hollow
It’s Not Over

 


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