Our brethren over at the FADER have a bi-weekly column written by Jamie Johns called The Freak Scene. Well, maybe we’re freaks, because she talks about a lot of the music we cover on a regular basis, including this week’s installment with Zola Jesus and Emeralds.
Just to catch you up to speed, we saw both bands in the past two weeks — Emeralds in Brooklyn and Zola Jesus in Texas — but along with interviews, Jamie and the FADER have songs posted for each. So we strongly recommend going there and checking them both out.
And as a last side note, Jamie also name drops U.S. Girls who can listen to courtesy of The Tripwire here, and the label Sacred Bones, with whom we will have a video-installment of our weekly column, The Singles Collection, dedicated to coming later this week, so stay tuned.