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Zola Jesus, Live From (Le) Poisson Rouge

October 21st, 2011

Episode 320 of 426 episodes

As a kid growing up in rural Wisconsin, Nika Roza Danilova wanted to sing opera, but youthful insecurities and performance anxiety kept the diminutive singer from finding her voice. By her late teens, Danilova found it instead in the dark and brooding worlds of goth and experimental synth-rock. In 2006, she began writing and performing asZola Jesus, and in the past two years unleashed a torrent of intense, mesmerizing songs on three EPs and three full-length albums, including this fall'sConatus.

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