Zola Jesus Preps New Valusia EP, Tours with the XX, Fever Ray and Xiu Xiu

Zola Jesus Preps New <i>Valusia</i> EP, Tours with the XX, Fever Ray and Xiu Xiu
Creepy pop noir songstress Zola Jesus has earned a steady blog buzz over the past year thanks to her eerie, atmospheric sound and prolific output. Her recent Stridulum EP only came out this past March, but she's already set to drop another. It is called Valusia and is due out October 12 via Sacred Bones.

The four-song collection marks the first time Zola Jesus has worked with a producer, as she teamed up with studio whiz Chris Coady (TV on the Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Beach House). It features "Poor Animal," an "airy, almost dance track," as well as "Lightsick, a "straight piano ballad - not synth, real piano." Fans of her darker past work will find "Tower," which has "that Mad Max apocalyptic creep we know and love."

Check out the tracklist below and the album cover (with a photo taken by the singer's mom) above. You can pre-order the EP on twelve-inch vinyl or CD here.

See Zola's never-ending tour schedule below the tracklist, with opening slots for Fever Ray, the XX and Xiu Xiu. According to her label, most of the dates will be with her full band.

Valusia:

1. "Poor Animal"

2. "Tower"

3. "Sea Talk"

4. "Lightsick"

Tour dates:

8/31 Brighton, England - Freebutt

9/1 London, England - Camp Basement

9/2 Manchester, England - Deaf Institute

9/3 Leeds, England - Nation of Shopkeepers

9/4 Glasgow, Scotland - Indian Summer Festival

9/5 Edinburgh, Scotland - Roxy Art House

9/6 Glasgow, Scotland - O2 ABC *

9/8 London, England - Brixton Academy *

9/9 Paris, France - La Cigale *

9/10 Berlin, Germany - Berlin Festival

9/11 Bergen, Norway - Tivoli

9/12 Gent, Belgium - Cafe Video

9/13 Tilburg, Netherlands - Incubate Festival

9/22 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium ^

9/23 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater ^

9/24 Portland, OR - Holocene

9/25 Seattle, WA - Paramount Theatre ^

9/30 Toronto, Ontario - The Garrison

10/1 Montreal, Quebec - Place des Arts Maissoneuve ^

10/2 New York, NY - United Palace Theatre ^

10/4 Philadelphia, PA - Merriam Theatre ^

10/5 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club ^

10/6 Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle ^

10/8 Dallas, TX - Granada Theatre ^

10/9 Austin, TX - Red 7

10/11 Phoenix, AZ - Trunkspace

10/12 San Diego, CA - Soda Bar

10/14 Los Angeles, CA - The Echo

10/15 San Francisco, CA - Milk Bar

11/1 London, England - XOYO # %

11/2 Kortrijk, Belgium - De Kreun # %

11/3 Groningen, Netherlands - Vera # %

11/4 Hamburg, Germany - Kampnagel # %

11/5 Malmo, Sweden - Debaser # %

11/6 Stockholm, Sweden - Fritz Corner at Debaser # %

11/7 Oslo, Norway - Cafe Mono # %

11/8 Copenhagen, Denmark - TBA # %

11/9 Berlin, Germany - Festaal Kreuzberg # %

11/10 Prague, Czech Republic - Club Matrix # % 

11/11 Munich, Germany - Rote Sonne # %

11/12 St. Gallen, Switzerland - Palace # % 

11/13 Vavey, Switzerland - Rocking Chair # %

11/14 Schorndorf, Germany - Club Manufaktur # %

11/15 Milan, Italy - Tunnel # %

11/17 Lyon, France - Grrnd Zero # %

11/18 Paris, France - Fondation Center # %

11/19 Luxembourg, Luxembourg - Exit07 # %

11/20 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Paradiso # %

* with Fever Ray

^ with the xx and Warpaint

# with Xiu Xiu 

% with Former Ghosts