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Hear Zola Jesus' "Go (Blank Sea)," Another Pop-Leaning Taiga Highlight

"It’s about the feeling of being downtown in a sea of people, but you feel completely alone."

When one-time FADER cover star Nika Roza Danilova aka Zola Jesus stopped by The FADER to play songs from her new album, "Go (Blank Sea)" was one that stood out. While speaking afterwards, I asked her if the track—which references a nondescript "downtownon its titanic chorus—was about Seattle, where she's been living lately. "It’s just about the feeling of being downtown in a sea of people, but at the same time you feel completely alone," Danilova told me. "It's just this idea of being a human in a civilized world and how it doesn’t really mean anything. It still feels savage in a weird way."  The song, streaming below, is like that: civilized and pop-oriented, but a little bit savage, too. Taiga is out October 7th on Mute. This fall, she's headed out on tour with eclectic support from artists like Operators, Leech, The-Drum, Suicide's Martin Rev and Lee Bannon; those dates are below. 

Tour dates:

10/8 – San Francisco, CA – Bimbo’s w/ Operators
10/9 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey w/ Leech
10/16 – Chicago, IL – Thalia Hall w/ The-Drum
10/17 – Washington, DC – Hirshhorn Museum
10/19 – New York, NY – Webster Hall w/ Martin Rev (Suicide) & Lee Bannon
10/29 – Bristol, England – Colston Hall
10/30 – Leeds, England – Belgrave Music Hall
10/31 – Glasgow, Scotland – Stereo
11/1 – Manchester, England – Manchester Cathedral - Columns
11/4 – Paris, France – Badaboum
11/5 – Strasbourg, France – La Laiterie
11/6 — St Gallen, Switzerland — Palace 
11/7 — Geneva, Switzerland – l’Usine 
11/8 – Reims, France – La Cartonnerie
11/10 – Köln, Germany – Gebäude 9
11/11 – Berlin, Germany – Berghain
11/12 – Hamburg, Germany – Uebel and Gefährlich
11/13 – Frankfurt, Germany - Zoom
11/14 – Brussels, Belgium – La Nuit Botanique
11/15 – Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
11/18 – London, England - KOKO

Hear Zola Jesus' "Go (Blank Sea)," Another Pop-Leaning Taiga Highlight