Zola Jesus has been pretty quiet since releasing her album Conatus last year, although we did see her perform with El-P on Conan last month I suppose. Today though we get a new video for her track "Seekir". The heavenly looking video sees Zola dancing along with a gang of all white wearing men (angels?). Whatever they are and it is you can see for yourselves above.
The man of the moment El-P performed "Works Every Time" on Conan and along with his backing band he had Zola Jesus aiding on the backing vocals. The performance was top class and you can enjoy it again and again at the top courtesy of The Audio Perv.
El-P's new album Cancer 4 Cure is out now and if you haven't got it yet go grab it. There's a reason we named El-P our top artist of 2012 so far.
To close out last week on Last Call M83 were the musical guests of choice and put in two great performances, one that features the lovely sounding Zola Jesus. Of course, Zola stepped in to lend a helping hand, or voice should I say, to the Hurry Up, We're Dreaming track "Intro". They also knocked out a performance of "Steve McQueen" which can be viewed after the jump. If you're yet to get your hands on the latest album you can pick up a copy over here. Thanks to The Audio Perv for the video hook up.
Orbital have offered up a new track via Pitchfork and it features none other than the voice behind Zola Jesus, Nika Rosa Danilova. The track is every bit as good as you'd expect from the pairing and it's taken from Orbital's forthcoming album, Wonky. See what you make of the cut below and if you're eager to hear more from the UK group, it has been 8 years since their last record after all so who could blame you, their new album will drop on April 1st in the UK (3rd in the US).
Brighton's brotherly duo Orbital are back and ready to release Wonky, which is their first new album in eight years. The album is slated for an April 3rd, 2012 release date in the US (1st in UK) and the band already has unveiled a video for their first single, "Never", which once you find you can't live without they are also offering up as a free download. Word on the street is that Wonky will feature collaborations from the likes of Zola Jesus and Lady Leshurr and will be packed with future festival-rocking anthems.
Following the release of the album the duo will be heading out on tour in the UK. Dates are as follows:
UK Tour April 2012
05 Manchester Academy
06 Leeds O2 Academy
07 Glasgow O2 Academy
08 Liverpool O2 Academy
09 Cambridge Corn Exchange
10 London Royal Albert Hall
Late last year Zola Jesus released her warmly received LP Conatus but since the release of the album we've not really seen many remixes of it appear online. Pitchfork now points towards a break in that trend and the reason for the change of heart is the talented David Lynch. He's remixed her Conatus featured track "In Your Nature" and the results can be enjoyed below. Worth the wait on the remix front or do you think Zola was right to leave her work untouched?
Yours Truly and MTV Hive hooked up to offer fans a new experience called In My Room, which aims to have bands performing tracks in an intimate space with the results being viewable by everyone. Prefix points towards this footage of Zola Jesus performing her track "Vessel" in the small space and the results can be seen and heard at the top. As Prefix mention, it's a little more bass heavy than you may have gotten used to with the Conatus release. Still, pretty cool nonetheless.
Last night, M83 and Zola Jesus reunited at Los Angeles venue The Music Box to perform "Intro," the opening track from M83's recently released sixth studio album Hurry Up, We're Dreaming. You can watch the live performance below. Hurry Up, We're Dreaming is available now, and, after the jump, you can check out all of M83's upcoming tour dates.
M83 2011-2012 Tour Dates:
11/10 – San Francisco, CA @ Mezzanine *
11/11 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom *
11/12 – Vancouver, BC @ Venue *
11/13 – Seattle, WA @ Neumos (early show) *
11/13 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos (late show) *
11/16 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater *
11/17 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall (early show) *
11/17 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall (late show) *
11/18 – Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace *
11/19 – Montreal, QC @ Le S.A.T *
11/20 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues *
11/22 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall *
11/23 – Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
11/27 – Katowice, PL @ Festival Ars Cameralis
11/28 – Berline, DE @ Gretchen ^
11/29 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg ^
11/30 – Paris, FR @ Gaite-Lyrique
12/01 – London, UK @ Heaven ^
01/17 – Bristol, UK @ Trinity
01/18 – Manchester, UK @ Ritz
01/19 – Glasgow, UK @ The Arches
01/20 – Leeds, UK @ Cockpit
01/21 – Birmingham, UK @ Institute
01/22 – Brighton, UK @ Concorde
01/28 – Brisbane, AU @ Laneway Festival
01/30 – Auckland, NZ @ Laneway Festival
02/04 – Melbourne, AU @ Laneway Festival
02/05 – Sydney, AU @ Laneway Festival
02/10 – Adelaide, AU @ Laneway Festival
02/11 – Perth, AU @ Laneway Festival
02/16 – London, UK @ Shepherds Bush Empire
02/23 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
02/24 – Oslo, NO @ Rockefeller
02/25 – Stockholm, SE @ Berns
02/27 - Helsinki, FI @ Tavastia Club
02/29 – Malmo, SE @ Kulturbolaget
03/04 – Prague, CZ @ Lucerna
03/05 – Munich, DE @ Hansa39
03/06 – Milan, IT @ Magazzini Generali
03/09 – Barcelona, ES @ Bikini
03/10 – Madrid, ES @ Shoko
03/11 – Porto, PT @ Hard Club
03/12 – Lisbon, PT @ Lux Club
* = w/ Active Child
^ = w/ Man Without Country