When Zola Jesus performed at the Guggenheim last year, she worked with Foetus' J.G. Thirlwell on orchestral arrangements of her songs for a string quartet. Those have since been laid to tape for Versions, due out August 20 via Sacred Bones. Says ZJ's Nika Roza Danilova:
Versions is about the bone of the music; taking approximations from past records and turning them inside out. With all framework exposed, the songs are given a new medium in which to evolve and bloom into their own tiny worlds.That's the cover art above and you can stream "Avalanche (Slow)" from Versions below.
While a full tour hasn't been announced, Zola Jesus will be performing shows with Thirlwell this fall, including one at Brooklyn Heights' Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral on September 14 which is part of the Wordless Music series. Tickets for that show are on sale now. Zola and Thirlwell are performing in Chicago too.
You can catch Thirlwell tonight, spinning tunes between sets at the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion show at Music Hall of Williamsburg.
All Zola Jesus dates are listed below.
Zola Jesus "Avalanche (Slow)"
Zola Jesus - 2013 Tour Dates
Sat 09/14/13 Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral, Brooklyn NY
Sun 09/22/13 St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Saint Paul MN
Thu 10/24/13 Garfield Park Conservatory Chicago, IL
Sat 10/26/13 Mountain Oasis Asheville NC