Zola Jesus #11 - Avalanche

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There are five or six albums due in September that I'm excited to hear, right at the top of that list is the return of Zola Jesus. Her 'Conatus' LP is due on the same day she plays London (26th September at Toynbee Studios). It promises to be a very special day indeed.

We've already had the first preview, the stunning "Vessel", that followed last week with a daytrotter session, you can download the brief two song set for free here. You can stream their exclusive take of a new track, "Avalanche" below, it sounds great on this live cut. Vast, dark depth and driven atmosphere and of course Nika's voice which. as ever is incredible, powerful and compelling. The version of "Trust Me" is great too, military drums add real menace to one of the more calm tracks from 'Stridulum'.

Stereogum have a nice interview with Nika here, I robbed the picture from their spread. Lovely it is too.

Zola Jesus - "Trust Me" (Daytrotter Session)
Zola Jesus - Avalanche (Daytrotter Session)