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ZOLA JESUS

UNVEILS “DANGEROUS DAYS” VIDEO
DIRECTED BY TIM SACCENTI

TAIGA
OUT OCTOBER 7th, 2014

TOUR DATES ON SALE NOW

Still from “Dangerous Days” directed by Tim Saccenti
PRAISE FOR “DANGEROUS DAYS”

Nika Danilova’s voice is an elemental, powerful thing.” (Best New Music) – Pitchfork

“Zola Jesus’ most profound, accessible release to date.” – Billboard

“A beautiful electro-pop gem, and the only thing dangerous about it is how freaking addictive it is.” – NYLON

“Elegant synth-pop banger” Spin

“Danilova has a full-on anthem on her hands with this one.”Flavorwire

Zola Jesus unleashes an otherworldly video for “Dangerous Days” directed by contemporary visionary Tim Saccenti who has created an awe-inspiring backdrop for this anthemic song. Saccenti explains, “The song is a pure emotional plea, a future primitive call to arms. To create a moment of light in these dark times was our hope. Eschewing a heavy narrative we let the images of the Earth, filmed in wide screen and mixed with a tense unnatural presence, wash over the viewer while Nika communicates her powerful message.” Nika describes the video making process, “Working with Tim was effortless. His creative ambition to turn the abstract into a tangible feel is a rare treasure.” Watch the video for “Dangerous Days,” premiered by Vogue.com here.

Zola Jesus’s TAIGA is due for release October 7th, 2014 on Mute. First single “Dangerous Days” is now available to stream here, and the album is available to pre-order here. Nika’s record release tour begins in San Francisco on October 8th, hitting major US cities, before the UK and Europe. Full list of dates is below, and tickets are on sale now here. Watch the tour trailer here.

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.”

TAIGA TRACKLISTING
Taiga
Dangerous Days
Dust
Hunger
Go (Blank Sea)
Ego
Lawless
Nail
Long Way Down
Hollow
It’s Not Over

LIVE DATES
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 – Melkweg
11/18 – London, England – KOKO

Listen to “Dangerous Days” here.
Listen to Maps’ Remix of “Dangerous Days” here.
Watch the Taiga album teaser here.
Watch the tour trailer here.

TAIGA PRE-ORDER:
CD | Digital | LP

ZOLA JESUS: WEBSITE | TWITTER | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE | SOUNDCLOUD | INSTAGRAM | TUMBLR

MUTE: WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | TUMBLR | SOUNDCLOUD

Originally written for ENL by euphoria

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