Meet Nika & Rory







Electro-R&B outfit Nika & Rory didn't just materialize without origin. Nika's exposure has been rather extensive, though not so much under that moniker. You may or may not identify Nika more readily as the face of her darker, more haunted alter-musician, Zola Jesus. Which is not to say that the two should be connected in our heads. Nika & Rory is unrecognizable as an offshoot of Zola Jesus, sounding more like "chopped n' screwed Rihanna" than anything we've heard from Nika before--her range of interests and moods (for more evidence, check out Zola Jesus' MySpace and her cover of "Somebody to Love," by Jefferson Airplane) should be left distinct. This is a totally different project, likely fulfilling different musical instincts--and this, most importantly, is a smooth and beautiful thing. (via Abeano)

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Meet Nika & Rory