ALBUM OF THE WEEK

Zola Jesus
Versions
Sacred Bones
Released: 08.20.13
CD/LP
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Whether or not you're a fan of previous Zola Jesus albums, Versions is worth checking out. Here, we are given a delicious cake that's a whole other side of Ms. Jesus. Songs that were previously dark and gothic are transformed into beautiful, brooding landscapes, with vocals and strings at the forefront. In this context, the songs have the space to take on new meaning, become more emotionally intimate, and to showcase Nika Roza Danilova's truly amazing vocal talents. These tracks are from a live performance at New York's world famous Guggenheim Museum, and when you purchase this album at MUSIC SAVES, on CD or vinyl, you get a FREE bonus DVD of Zola Jesus performing 6 of the songs from the album, at the Guggenheim!

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Zola Jesus - Hikikomori
Zola Jesus - Seekir

Zola Jesus - Vessel

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