Nika Danilova, the haunting chanteuse behind Zola Jesus, is planning a special acoustic collaboration at the Guggenheim on May 10. JG Thirlwell, Brooklyn-based mastermind behind Foetus and producer of many other ridiculous stage names (Manorexia and Steroid Maximus to name but two; body issues?), will create string arrangements based on nine Zola Jesus tunes from her last two albums, Stridulum (TMT Review) and Conatus (TMT Review). The Mivos Quartet will provide the on-site fiddlin’ while Thirlwell will be on hand as Musical Director to oversee the production.
Zola Jesus has something of a collaborating bug as of late, stepping up and providing vocals in one form or another for Orbital, M83, and David Lynch’s recent output. Don’t be surprised if you hear her pop up on the new Ke$ha single or providing the sound effects on a spoken word album. If asked, she will do it.
If you’re more in the mood to hear Danilova’s own material, though, she’s on tour now in Northern Europe and tickets to the Guggenheim show go on sale April 18 (April 17 for Guggenheim members). Check out the extensive tourdates below!
Zola Jesus tourdates:
03.30.12 - Umea, Sweden - Open Festival
03.31.12 - Stockholm, Sweden - Debaser
04.01.12 - Helsinki, Finland - Tavistia
04.02.12 - Riga, Latvia - Palladium
04.04.12 - Warsaw, Poland - Hydrozagadka
04.07.12 - Budapest, Hungary - A38
04.08.12 - Ljubljana, Slovenia - Kiniosikia
04.10.12 - Luzern, Switzerland - Sudpol
04.11.12 - Strasbourg, France - Artefact Festival
04.12.12 - Rouen, France - L106
04.13.12 - Dijon, France - Kill Your Pop
04.14.12 - Tel Aviv, Israel - Zappa Club
04.21.12 - San Pedro Garza Garcia, NL, Mexico - Noise Music Festival Mexico
05.10.12 - New York, NY - Guggenheim #
05.27.12 - Seattle, WA - Sasquatch Festival
05.31.12 - Sydney, Australia - Vivid Festival
06.01.12 - Brisbane, Australia - The Toff
08.03.12 - Montreal, QC - Osheaga Festival