Judging from its first couple of singles, Taiga seemed like Nika Roza Danilova's most radio-friendly Zola Jesus release to date. Now that the whole record is streaming over at The New York Times, we can say it with some certainty. In addition to its crisp hooks and skyward vocals, the record boasts the sort of melodic aggression and detail-oriented production that made her more dissonant songwriting so interesting in the first place. For more, read our recent interview with the 25-year-old about Taiga and overcoming her fear of pop, and then check out the singer-songwriter's FADER cover story from 2011.
September 29, 2014