Watch: Zola Jesus’ video for “Dangerous Days”

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Nika Roza Danilova, aka Zola Jesus, has shared the video for “Dangerous Days”, the lead single to her fifth studio album, Taiga. Director Tim Saccenti places Danilova amidst a number of visually-stunning landscapes, from the darkened corners of a lush forest valley to the glitchy innards of a 3D computer world. If you like your performance art videos with a generous helping of metaphysical pondering, then this is for you.

According to a press release, “The song is a pure emotional plea, a future primitive call to arms. To create a moment of light in these dark times was our hope. Eschewing a heavy narrative we let the images of the Earth, filmed in wide screen and mixed with a tense unnatural presence, wash over the viewer while Nika communicates her powerful message.”

 

Zola Jesus – Dangerous Days (Official Video)

 

 

 

Taiga is due out October 7th via Mute Records. In support, Danilova will be on tour in October and November. Consult the full schedule below:

Zola Jesus announces 2014 tour dates, reveals artwork and tracklist for Taiga

Nika Roza Danilova, aka Zola Jesus, has announced the initial batch of tour dates in support of her upcoming fifth studio album, Taiga. The itinerary spans most of October and November, including shows in the U.S., U.K., and Europe. See the full schedule below.

Taiga is due out October 8th via Mute. Above, check out the album’s newly revealed artwork. Below, revisit the album’s lead single, “Dangerous Days”, and see the album’s full tracklist.

 

 

Zola Jesus 2014 Tour Dates:
10/08 – San Francisco, CA @ Bimbo’s
10/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey
10/16 – Chicago, IL @ Thalia Hall
10/17 – Washington, DC @ Hirshhorn Museum
10/19 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
10/29 – Bristol, UK @ Colston Hall
10/30 – Leeds, UK @ Belgrave Music Hall
10/31 – Glasgow, UK @ Stereo
11/01 – Manchester, UK @ Manchester Cathedral – Columns
11/04 – Paris, FR @ Badaboum
11/05 – Strasbourg, FR @ La Laiterie
11/06 – St Gallen, CH @ Palace
11/07 Geneva, CH @ l’Usine
11/09 – Reims, FR @ La Cartonnerie
11/10 – Köln, DE @ Gebäude 9
11/11 – Berlin, DE @ Berghain
11/12 – Hamburg, DE @ Uebel and Gefährlich
11/13 – Frankfurt, DE @ Zoom
11/14 – Brussels, BE @ La Nuit Botanique
11/15 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
11/18 – London, UK @ KOKO

Taiga Tracklist:
01. Taiga
02. Dangerous Days
03. Dust
04. Hunger
05. Go (Blank Sea)
06. Ego
07. Lawless
08. Nail
09. Long Way Down
10. Hollow
11. It’s Not Over

 

 

 

 

 

Grimes – Go (Trailer) ft. Blood Diamonds

 

 

Published on Aug 21, 2014

Official trailer for ‘Go’ by Grimes ft. Blood Diamonds.

 

Grimes has released a teaser trailer for the music video to new track ‘Go’.
A collaboration between Grimes – real name Claire Boucher – and producer Blood Diamonds, the song debuted in June and, as reported by Under The Radar, will soon be released with a full length video. Click above to watch the 36 second preview.The song was originally written for Rihanna before being rejected by the ‘Umbrella’ singer. The news was announced on Twitter when Grimes revealed she’d be playing three new songs at the New York’s Governors Ball Music Festival.

Boucher wrote, “For those at gov ball, u should stick around for my final song because its special & top secret & new, actually im playin 3 new songs… but the last song is one me and @BLOOD_DIAMOND5 wrote for rihanna but they turned it down it so its kinda different from regular grimes”.

Grimes recently hit out at members of the public who edit her Wikipedia page to include comments she made about drug use while making 2012 album ‘Visions’. The page references a 2012 interview in which the singer revealed she “blacked out the windows and did tons of amphetamines and stayed up for three weeks and didn’t eat anything,” while making the record. Attempts to remove the interview from Wikipedia have proved ineffective, with the quotes repeatedly reinserting into her online profile.

“Editing a website that people take seriously and reference all the time so that it looks like i think amphetamines are cool is incredibly irresponsible,” said the singer via Tumblr. “I don’t want that to be part of my narrative, and if it has to be I want people to know that I hate hard drugs. All they’ve ever done is kill my friends and cause me to be unproductive.”