Zola Jesus EP, Tours Coming

 

Like blonde on blonde, but better…

 

By Blurt Staff

 

Zola Jesus will
release a new EP Valusia on
October 12, 2010 via Sacred Bones Records. Zola Jesus will also do a full US this
fall tour including three weeks supporting The xx. In addition to turning 21 recently, she also graduated
college with a double major, and left her home of Wisconsin
for Los Angeles.
Zola Jesus additionally attained
some crucial career milestones since her last EP. She will be heading out on
her first proper tours this fall, (three of them back-to-back, actually)
supporting Fever Ray and Xiu Xiu abroad and The xx stateside.

 

She has also worked with a producer (Chris Coady) for the
first time, the fruits of which labor appear here on the first track, “Poor
Animal” – featuring Cult of Youth
member Christiana Key on violin.
Gone are the morose, gothic lo-vibes and in their place is an airy almost dance
track that still sounds as true to form as other endeavor Danilova has ever
undertaken. An old hit and recent show-stopper live track, “Sea Talk” has been
re-recorded as well and this new well mic’d version is breathtakingly good.
There will be a video coming for that soon too directed by Jacqueline Castel.
Closer, “Lightsick” is a straight piano ballad. Not synth, real piano. And for
her darker fans, “Tower” still has that Mad Maxian apocalypse creep we know and
love. Additionally the artwork for this record presents a softer, blonder ZJ as
photographed by her mother in the woods near their home.

 

 

 

TRACK LISTING

1. Poor Animal

2. Tower

3. Sea Talk

4. Lightsick

 

 

** CD will include bonus videos for “Night” off the
previously released Stridulum and “Clay Bodies” from The Spoils both
directed by Jacqueline Castel

 

 

TOUR
DATES

 

09.22 Los Angeles, CA
@ Hollywood Palladium*

09.23 Oakland, CA
@ Fox Theater*

09.24 Portland,
OR @ Holocene

09.25 Seattle,
WA @ Paramount Theatre*

09.28 Chicago,
IL @ Chicago Theatre*

09.29 Detroit,
MI @ The CAID

09.30 Toronto,
ON @ The Garrison

10.01 Montreal,
QC @ Place Des Arts Maissoneuve*

10.02 New York,
NY @ United Palace Theatre*

10.04 Philadelphia,
PA @ Merriam Theatre*

10.05 Washington
DC @ 9:30 Club*

10.06 Atlanta,
GA @ Tabernacle*

10.07 Memphis,
TN @ Hi-Tone Cafe

10.08 Dallas, TX @ Granada Theatre*

10.09 Austin, TX @ Red 7

10.11 Phoenix,
AZ @ Trunkspace

10.13 San Diego,
CA @ Soda Bar

 

* w/
The xx

 

 

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