Zola Jesus — at Webster Hall, New York, NY, Oct 19, 2014

Zola Jesus photo sets

at Webster Hall, New York, NY, Oct 19, 2014

News

Jun 06, 2017

Zola Jesus (aka Nika Roza Danilova) has announced a new album, Okovi, and shared its first single, "Exhumed." Okovi marks her return to Sacred Bones after a stint on Mute and is due out September 8.  More

Listen: John Carpenter - “Night (Zola Jesus & Dean Hurley Remix)”

Lost Themes Remixed Out Today via Sacred Bones

Oct 16, 2015

Iconic horror film director John Carpenter is releasing Lost Themes Remixed today via Sacred Bones, a remix record taking on his recent Lost Themes album. Carpenter had long composed music for his films (which include such classics as Halloween, The Thing, Escape From New York, and They Live), but Lost Themes (released back in February) is his first album of original music not recorded for a particular movie.  More

Sep 18, 2015

Zola Jesus (aka Nika Roza Danilova) is digitally releasing the Nail EP today via Mute. It includes "Nail," a song is from last year's album Taiga that was also recently given the music video treatment, as well as the previously unreleased track "Circles" and a remix of "Go (Blank Sea)" by Xanopticon. More

Listen: Zola Jesus - “Circles”

Nail EP Out September 18 via Mute

Sep 10, 2015

Zola Jesus (aka Nika Roza Danilova) is digitally releasing the Nail EP on September 18 via Mute. It includes "Nail," a song is from last year's album Taiga that was also recently given the music video treatment, as well as the previously unreleased track "Circles" and a remix of "Go" by Xanopticon. More

Watch: Zola Jesus - “Nail” Video

Taiga Out Now via Mute

Aug 27, 2015

Zola Jesus (aka Nika Roza Danilova) has shared a video for "Nail." The song is from last year's album Taiga. "Nail" will also be released as part of a digital EP that includes the previously unreleased track "Circles" and a remix of "Go" by Xanopticon and will be released September 18 via Mute. More

May 20, 2015

Continuing to support her latest studio album TaigaZola Jesus, aka Nika Roza Danilova, has announced plans for an international run of shows this summer. More

May 05, 2015

For the eleventh year now Champaign-Urbana, Illinois will host the Pygmalion Festival. 2015's initial lineup has been revealed and it features iconic British shoegazers Ride, Purity Ring, tUnE-yArDs, Sylvan Esso, Zola Jeus, Strand of Oaks, Ryley Walker, Bully, White Reaper, and more. More

Feb 05, 2015

“Compass” is the new electro-heavy track from Zola JesusMore

Jan 28, 2015

Recently caught braving the cold of Winter Storm Juno, Zola Jesus has premiered a brand new music video for her latest Taiga single, "Hunger." More

Jan 27, 2015

Yesterday citizens of the Northeast were smacked in the face by Winter Storm Juno, forcing a number of musical artists to cancel their scheduled performances. More

Dec 22, 2014

Due to the positive response to her recently released album TaigaZola Jesus has expanded her North American tour dates. More

Nov 12, 2014

Zola Jesus’ new video for Taiga cut “Go (Blank Sea)” is live performance. But oh what a stunning performance it is.

Oct 30, 2014

Go (Blank Sea)” was the R&B-leaning centerpiece of Zola Jesus’ new pop album Taiga More

Oct 20, 2014

Last Sunday, Zola Jesus performed at Webster Hall in New York.  More

Oct 16, 2014

With some help from DiploZola Jesus’ single “Go (Blank Sea)” has been transformed from a radio-ready pop powerhouse to a stately slab of R&B.  More

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring SBTRKT, Wild Beasts, Flying Lotus, and More

Plus New Tracks from Fear of Men covering Ty Segall, Jessie Ware, Caribou, Peaking Lights, Zola Jesus, Sharon Van Etten, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Angel Olsen, Korallreven, The Twilight Sad, Allo Darlin', Jungle, and Others

Sep 19, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by SBTRKT, Wild Beasts (remixed by Foals), Flying Lotus, Fear of Men covering Ty Segall, The Pains of Being Pure at Heart, Angel Olsen, Jessie Ware, Caribou, Peaking Lights, Zola Jesus, Sharon Van Etten (remixed by The Juan MacLean), Korallreven, The Twilight Sad, Allo Darlin', Jungle, Cloud Nothings, Beat Connection, and more. Look no further, your Friday and weekend playlist is here.  More

Listen: Zola Jesus – “Go (Blank Sea)”

Taiga Is Out Oct 7 on Mute

Sep 17, 2014

Zola Jesus hasn’t been shy about calling her new album a bid for the pop charts. But her new single “Go (Blank Sea)” could also double as her bid for R&B status as well.  More

Under the Radar Announces September/October Issue with alt-J on the Cover

Issue 51 Also Includes Interviews with Arcade Fire vs. Peter Gabriel, Interpol, Jessie Ware, Foxygen, Caribou, Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch, Terry Gilliam, Gotham's Ben McKenzie, Zola Jesus, and More

Sep 12, 2014

Under the Radar is excited to announce the full details of the September/October issue, which is on newsstands now. It features alt-J on the cover. Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry does a joint interview with Peter Gabriel. We talk to Lush's Miki Berenyi and Emma Anderson about their 1996 album, LovelifeMore

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring Foxygen, Modest Mouse, Interpol, TOPS, and More

Plus New Tracks from Jessie Ware, Zola Jesus, Sondre Lerche, Kindness, Esben and the Witch, Purling Hiss, Willis Earl Beal, Moonbabies, Mysteries, Happyness, King Tuff, and Others

Sep 05, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by Foxygen, Modest Mouse, Interpol, TOPS, Jessie Ware, Zola Jesus, Sondre Lerche, Kindness, Esben and the Witch, Purling Hiss, Willis Earl Beal, Moonbabies, Mysteries, Happyness, King Tuff, and more. Look no further, your Friday and weekend playlist is here.  More

Sep 03, 2014

We’ve already heard “Dangerous Days,” the lead single from Zola Jesus’s upcoming Taiga album, as well as a Maps remix of the song. The synth-pop sorceress has now given us an extended remix of the track from DFA producer The Juan MacLean. More

Aug 28, 2014

Nika Roza Danilova, aka Zola Jesus, has a new album, Taiga, due out October 7. Today she revealed the new video for the album's single "Dangerous Days." More

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring alt-J, Jessie Ware, Arcade Fire, Stars, and More

Plus New Tracks from Zola Jesus, Blonde Redhead, I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness, Röyksopp and Robyn, Pharmakon, Saint Pepsi, Willis Earl Beal, Ryn Weaver, The Vaselines, My Brightest Diamond, Tweedy, The Juan MacLean, and Others

Aug 15, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by alt-J, Jessie Ware, Arcade Fire, Stars, Zola Jesus, Blonde Redhead, I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness, Röyksopp and Robyn, Pharmakon, Saint Pepsi, Willis Earl Beal, Ryn Weaver, The Vaselines, My Brightest Diamond, Tweedy, The Juan MacLean, and more. Look no further, your Friday and weekend playlist is here.  More

Aug 11, 2014

On Oct. 7 Zola Jesus, a.k.a. Nika Roza Danilova, will release her brand new LP, Taiga. More

Jul 15, 2014

Releasing her new album Taiga in a few months on Oct. 7 Zola Jesus, a.k.a. singer/songwriter Nika Roza Danilova, has provided new details on the LP. More

Listen: Under the Radar’s Weekly Playlist Featuring Grimes, Jessie Ware, Zola Jesus, alt-J, and More

Plus New Tracks from Radiohead's Phil Selway, School of Seven Bells, Frightened Rabbit's Scott Hutchison, Willis Earl Beal, and Others

Jun 27, 2014

Welcome to Under the Radar's weekly playlist, where we compile the best and most exciting tracks to debut online in the last week (give or take). In this mix we've got new songs by Grimes, Jessie Ware, Radiohead's Phil Selway, Zola Jesus, alt-J, School of Seven Bells, Willis Earl Beal, and much more. More

Listen: Zola Jesus - “Dangerous Days”

New Album Taiga Out Oct. 7

Jun 23, 2014

Musical artist Nika Roza Danilova, otherwise known as Zola Jesus, has shared new details behind her recently announced fourth album, Taiga. More

Jun 18, 2014

Zola Jesus, aka Nika Roza Danilova, just released an enigmatic trailer for her upcoming album Taiga, due out sometimes in October. No other details were released, aside from the fifty second clip featuring trippy imagery of Danilova juxtaposed against hazy wilderness and her smoky silhouette. More

Aug 29, 2013

Last week 24-year-old Russian-American singer Nika Roza Danilova, otherwise known as Zola Jesus, released Versions, a new LP featuring nine previously released songs in a stripped-down, string-driven collaboration with J.G. Thirlwell and the New York-based Mivos Quartet. More

Jul 23, 2013

On August 20, Zola Jesus will release Versions, an album featuring takes from her previous catalogue, reworked with JG Thirlwell and String Quartet. In September and October, the newfound friends will hit the road together in support.  More

Listen: Zola Jesus - “Avalanche (Slow)”

Off Upcoming Release Versions

Jun 26, 2013

On the heels of a world tour supporting her 2011 LP Conatus, Nika Danilova, a.k.a. Zola Jesus, was offered the opportunity to perform a special concert at New York's Guggenheim Museum. More

Nov 16, 2012

After the great run she’s had, promoting last year’s ContatusZola Jesus recorded “Diamonds,” a track by Rihanna, as a gift to her fans.  More

Oct 16, 2012

On Saturday October 13, the Austin City Limits Music Festival continued in Austin, TX. We sent photographer Robert Redfield down to capture the action. Check out his photos of Jack White, Father John Misty, Zola Jesus, Andrew Bird, Gotye, Caveman, Gardens & Villa, The Roots and Band of Skulls hereMore

Oct 09, 2012

While it's not an official music video, Zola Jesus' Nika Danilova has presented a gorgeous visual piece featuring her Conatus track "Hikikomori." More

Check Out Photos from Day Two of Outside Lands 2012 Including Passion Pit and Sigur Rós

Plus Dr. Dog, Zola Jesus, Grandaddy, Father John Misty and more.

Aug 13, 2012

Check out photos from Day One of the Outside Lands, held in the historic Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA on August 10, 2012. The gallery includes photos of Dr. DogFather John MistyGrandaddyPassion PitSigur RosTame ImpalaThee O SeesYellow Ostrich and Zola Jesus. More

Watch: Zola Jesus - “Seekir” Video

Light At the End of the Tunnel

Jul 09, 2012

When Zola Jesus' Nika Roza Danilova thinks about heaven, it probably looks exactly like what director Jacqueline Castel has created for the artist's "Seekir" music video. More

Watch:  El-P and Zola Jesus on “Conan”

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Jun 28, 2012

Last night, El-P took the stage at Conan in support of recently released album, Cancer For CureMore

Check Out Photos from Wednesday March 14th SXSW 2012 Events

Including Dan Deacon, Sharon Van Etten, Zola Jesus, Purity Ring and More!

Mar 28, 2012

Check out more photos from SXSW 2012 events on Wednesday, March 14th including shots of Dan DeaconSharon Van EttenZola JesusPurity RingKindnessPrince Rama, and Choir of Young Believers More

Mar 26, 2012

On May 10, innovative songstress Zola Jesus will be taking the stage at The Guggenheim in New York for a special performance with with JG Thirlwell and The Mavos Quartet.  More

Mar 15, 2012

SXSW starts with a hug. And—if you’re very lucky—a kiss. Sure it’s a music conference, a place where new bands head to earn their buzz, established bands visit to hock their wares, and everyone goes to practice the age-old art of FOMO. But before all that “work,” friends, co-workers, band members, and publicists start it all off with a squeeze. We may whine about the long hours, the endless schedules, and all forms of “work” (again with the quotation marks) but don’t let our kvetching fool you—this is summer camp for the music industry. More

Digital Version of Under the Radar’s Best of 2011 Issue Contains 100 Pages of Bonus Content

Additional Bonus Interviews With: Future Islands, Metronomy, Zola Jesus and More

Mar 10, 2012

Just a reminder that the not-to-be-missed digital version of Under the Radar’s “Best of 2011” issue (available for Mac, PC, iPad, and Android via Zinio here) includes the same articles that appear in the printed version—plus 100 extra pages of editorial content not found in the print edition. Included are extra photos of BeirutBon IverThe HorrorsM83Slow ClubSummer Camp, and tUnE-yArDs. The digital version features exclusive bonus interviews with Big Black DeltaFuture IslandsHooray for EarthLanterns on the LakeMetronomyThe Pains of Being Pure at HeartReal EstateThe War on DrugsWild Flag, and Zola Jesus. More

Zola Jesus Gets Remixed By David Lynch

Film Legend Reinterprets "In Your Nature"

Jan 05, 2012

Zola Jesus, aka Nika Roza Danilova, has apparently never allowed another artist to remix her music.  More

Under the Radar Announces Best of 2011 Issue Featuring Three Covers: Bon Iver, M83, and The Horrors

Plus: Florence and the Machine, Beirut, PJ Harvey, Anna Calvi, SBTRKT, R.E.M., and more

Dec 23, 2011

Under the Radar's Best of 2011 Issue has shipped out to subscribers and will be hitting newsstands soon. The issue features three unique covers, each featuring an artist behind one of our Top 5 albums of the year: M83The Horrors, and Bon Iver. The issue also takes a look back at other artists who have made a splash in 2011, including BeirutAnna CalviEMAFlorence and the MachineGang Gang DanceNeon IndianPJ HarveyR.E.M.SBTRKT, Slow ClubSt. VincentSummer Camp, tUnE-yArDs, and Yuck. More

Zola Jesus Announces U.S. Tour

Supporting Conatus

Dec 07, 2011

Joining the slew of other tour-happy artists today, Zola Jesus (aka Nika Roza Danilova) has announced that she will be embarking on her own set of shows in support of her latest album Conatus. More

Nov 10, 2011

Last night, M83 stopped by Los Angeles’ Henry Fonda Theater in support of stand-out double album, Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming. On hand was LA-based songstress Zola Jesus, who joined him for album (and show) opener, “Intro.”  More

Oct 24, 2011

Check out photos of Zola Jesus performing at Le Poisson Rouge on Wednesday October 19th, 2011 for the CMJ Music Festival. Photographer Jacob Evan Smith was there to capture the action. See the full gallery here. More

Listen: Zola Jesus Streams “Contatus”

Out October 4 Via Sacred Bones

Sep 22, 2011

Today, Zola Jesus gave us a first listen to forthcoming full-length, Contatus More

Listen: M83: “Intro” (featuring Zola Jesus) MP3 Stream

Hurry Up, We're Dreaming drops October 18, Read Six-Page M83 Article in Current Under the Radar Issue

Aug 31, 2011

The opening track on M83's excellent double LP, Hurry Up, We're Dreaming, features the skyscraping vocals of goth-pop chanteuse Zola Jesus. Check out the aptly titled cut, "Intro."  More

Watch: Videos of Serge Gainsbourg tribute at The Hollywood Bowl

With special guests Beck, Ed Droste, Victoria LeGrand, Zola Jesus, and more

Aug 29, 2011

Last night the Hollywood Bowl hosted a special tribute show to the late French singer, actor, and director Serge Gainsbourg. More

CMJ 2011 Announces Initial Lineup – EMA, Dum Dum Girls, Zola Jesus, Wild Flag, and more

Plus: Eleanor Friedberger, Handsome Furs, CSS, Neon Indian, Class Actress, Portugal. The Man, and others

Aug 23, 2011

The CMJ Music Marathon & Film Festival has announced their initial 2011 lineup. The event happens at venues across New York City October 18 - 22. Today the CMJ website announced the first round of artists performing this year. The list includes EMA, Dum Dum Girls, Zola Jesus, Wild Flag, Eleanor Friedberger, Handsome Furs, CSS, Neon Indian, Class Actress, Portugal. The Man, and others. More

News Roundup: Play Basketball with Arcade Fire, Sing Along With David Lynch, Waiting for Tom Waits

Also: New Music from Wavves, Electrelane on Black Cab and Zola Jesus on Daytrotter

Aug 17, 2011

So much news, so little time! Here is a roundup of all the entertainment stories that we didn't have time to post this week.  More

Zola Jesus Announces Fall Tour

New Album, Conatus Due October 4

Jul 27, 2011

Zola Jesus has announced she will be headlining a fall tour with Xanopticon opening. Check out the dates. More

Jun 29, 2011

Following up her 2009 debut The Spoils, Zola Jesus, the goth-pop project of Nika Roza Danilova, has announced the release of her upcoming sophomore effort Conatus. More

Jun 22, 2011

On Saturday, June 18, 2011, Best Coast, Ra Ra Riot, The Morning Benders, and Zola Jesus (among others) performed at the Make Music Pasadena Festival. More

M83 Shares Details of Upcoming Album

The "Epic" LP Will Feature Zola Jesus

Jun 06, 2011

In a recent interview with SPIN.com, Anthony Gonzalez of M83 divulged several tidbits about his upcoming, currently untitled LP, including its concept and guest artists. More

Zola Jesus Tour Dates

Dates Kick Off February 26, 2011

Jan 19, 2011

Big-voiced, goth-leaning, chanteuse Zola Jesus is hitting the road in support of last year’s Valusia. We have the dates.  More

Sep 02, 2010

Zola Jesus has released a video for new goth-pop single, “Sea Talk” from upcoming ep, Stridulum II. We have the eerie clip.  More

Zola Jesus Reveals New EP Details

Download Stridulum II EP's "Sea Talk," Due October 12

Jul 22, 2010

On October 12, goth-pop artist Nika Roza Danilova (aka Zola Jesus) will issue a new EP through Sacred Bones. More


Interviews

2014 Artist Survey: Zola Jesus

Nika Roza Danilova on 2014's Best Albums, the Director She'd Most Like to Work With, and How Technology is Harmful

Feb 03, 2015

For Under the Radar's 12th annual Artist Survey we emailed some of our favorite artists a few questions relating to 2014. We asked them about their favorite albums of the year and their thoughts on various notable 2014 news stories involving either the music industry or world events, as well as some quirkier personal questions. More

Zola Jesus

Serving The Song

Dec 17, 2014

Nika Danilova aspires to be more than a cult artistshe's not afraid to admit that. In fact, with her fifth full-length release as Zola JesusTaiga, she is aiming for the Top 40 charts, for pop stardom, for a place beside Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, and Rihanna. More

Zola Jesus

All By Herself

Feb 10, 2012

Nika Roza Danilova—who writes and performs as Zola Jesus—first appeared to the music world with her 2009 debut full-length, The SpoilsUnder the Radar caught up with the musician in a park near her West Hollywood home to talk about her new album Conatus, friendly neighborhood critics, and why calling her Zola instead of Nika might not be such a leap in logic. More


Reviews

Taiga

Taiga

Mute

Oct 03, 2014

Over the course of Taiga's 11 superlative tracks, Danilova has set the stage for a new phase in her career as Zola Jesus. More

Versions

Versions

Sacred Bones

Aug 27, 2013

When bringing together two such eclectic, often esoteric artists as Australian avant-garde musician J.G. Thirlwell and Wisconsin's Russian-American experimental rock singer Nika Roza Danilova, aka Zola Jesus, there is an inherent fear that the end product could turn out to be messy, over-thought, and far too obtuse for its own good. More

SXSW Recap Day 1: Choir of Young Believers, Dan Deacon, Zola Jesus, Purity Ring and More

Mar 19, 2012

SXSW starts with a hug. And—if you’re very lucky—a kiss. Sure it’s a music conference, a place where new bands head to earn their buzz, established bands visit to hock their wares, and everyone goes to practice the age-old art of FOMO. But before all that “work,” friends, co-workers, band members, and publicists start it all off with a squeeze. We may whine about the long hours, the endless schedules, and all forms of “work” (again with the quotation marks) but don’t let our kvetching fool you—this is summer camp for the music industry. More

Serge Gainsbourg Tribute: Beck, Zola Jesus, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Victoria Legrand and more

Aug 29, 2011

It’s deceptively easy to see the career of French musician Serge Gainsbourg as one continuous punchline. With his distinctive vocal style—a muttered sing-speech—parodied almost into oblivion since his rise to popularity in the 1960s, the inclusion of his music in film or television seems to automatically indicate the horny bachelor, the ill-conceived seduction, or (horror of horrors) hipsters aiming to embrace kitsch with both hands. Last night at the Hollywood Bowl however, cool was the name of the game—as Beck, Zola Jesus, Victoria Legrand (of Beach House), Mike Patton, Ed Droste (of Grizzly Bear), The Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger, Lulu Gainsbourg, and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, sang, spoke and cooed their tributes to the late performer. More

Stridulum EP

Stridulum EP

Sacred Bones

Mar 23, 2010

A lo-fi goth EP dipped into the synth-coated melodrama of the 1980s, Stridulum reaches for the depth of human emotion, and often gets there. However, while intensely personal and beautifully constructed, it often teeters on the edge of excess, as Zola Jesus (née Nika Roza Danilova) allows her larger-than-life ambitions to translate into a singularly oppressive tone. More