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A crush of fans dance together at a Bassnectar performance, from the 2013 Mountain Oasis festival.

Read The Five Best Things About This Year's Mountain Oasis Festival

November 8, 2013 – All Songs host Bob Boilen reports on what he calls the most creative music festival he's seen.

Zola Jesus, a.k.a. Nika Roza Danilova

Watch First Watch: Zola Jesus, 'Fall Back'

August 29, 2013 – The austere beauty of the new video matches the ambitious, string-laden arrangement of the song.

Clockwise from upper left: Jon Hopkins, Ebony Bones, Sigur Ros, Zola Jesus

Read New Music: Sigur Rós, Zola Jesus, Jon Hopkins, Ebony Bones, More

June 25, 2013 – Robin Hilton likes his summers fueled by rock and roll, while Bob Boilen goes the languid route.


Zola Jesus.

Read Zola Jesus On World Cafe WXPN

March 21, 2012 – Hear the genre-straddling singer perform her smart, ferocious and experimental songs in the studio. WXPN


Zola Jesus performing live at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York City Oct. 19, 2011.

Watch Zola Jesus In Concert

November 30, 2011 – The band releases a torrent of intense, mesmerizing songs at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York City.


Zola Jesus.

Read Zola Jesus On 'World Cafe: Next' WXPN

October 27, 2011 – Opera and philosophy inform the dark industrial pop from a new artist destined for greatness. WXPN


Zola Jesus is just one of the acts All Songs Considered host Bob Boilen is most excited to see at this year's CMJ music festival in New York City. We'll also live webcast video of the performance.

Watch What To See At The CMJ Festival

October 18, 2011 – Bob Boilen, a few music writers, and college journalists pick their top bands at the CMJ music fest.

Clockwise from top right: Childish Gambino, Youth Lagoon, Zola Jesus, Dum Dum Girls.

Read New Mix: Childish Gambino, Symphonic Peter Gabriel, More

September 27, 2011 – On this week's show: actor-comedian Donald Glover's hip-hop alter ego, Peter Gabriel and more.


Zola Jesus' new album, Conatus, comes out Oct. 4.

Listen First Listen: Zola Jesus, 'Conatus' KEXP

September 25, 2011 – The adventurous young songwriter adds live strings and expansive production to her arsenal. KEXP

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Watch Zola Jesus: An Intense New Voice KEXP

July 12, 2011 – Listen to Zola Jesus perform a dark, heart-thumping set in this session with KEXP. KEXP


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