Why, as a music blogger, do I feel like I’m always the last to know about great new music?  That’s a conversation for another day.  Just finished my fourth listen through the new Zola Jesus EP, it’s spectacular.  Any fans of Jesus & Mary Chain, Joy Division, etc will dig this.  Call it dark-fi, goth pop, whatever you want.  Zola Jesus (Nika Danilova) combines a punch you in the jaw powerful voice, and songs that build energy from the dark to make the perfect soundtrack to a late night drive.

MP3: Zola Jesus – I Can’t Stand

MP3: Zola Jesus – Night

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