The Zola Jesus album “Versions” will be released on Aug 20 on Sacred Bones. Produced by JG Thirlwell, it features Thirlwell’s string arrangements of Zola Jesus material, with the string parts performed by Mivos Quartet.
Zola Jesus and JG Thirlwell will be performing live dates around the album’s release, with different string players in each territory.
9/12 Philadelphia, PA: International House
9/13 Boston, MA: ICA
9/14 Brooklyn, NY: Our Lady of Lebanon Church
9/26 San Francisco, CA: Palace of Fine Arts
9/27 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Forever
9/28 Seattle, WA: Decibel Fest
10/3 London: Tabernacle
10/4 Paris: Cafe De La Danse
10/5 Berlin HAU 1
10/24 Chicago, IL: Garfield Park Conservatory
10/25 Washington DC: Hirshhorn Museum
10/26 Asheville, NC: Mountain Oasis Festival – Diana Worthem Theatre
In 2012 Zola Jesus teamed with JG Thirlwell for a performance at the Guggenheim Museum. They performed new arrangements of Zola Jesus material rearranged by JG Thirlwell for string quartet and electronics. Studio recordings of those arrangements, produced by Thirlwell with the string parts performed by Mivos Quartet, will be released in an album called Versions, which is out August 20 via Sacred Bones. The album was recorded at Gary’s Electric Studio in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint with Al Carlson engineering. Zola Jesus will tour with Thirlwell and string quartet later this year. You can hear the first single from the album, “Avalanche (slow)”, here.
JG Thirlwell is working with Zola Jesus on a performance of her works at the Guggenheim Museum on May 10, 2012. The performance by Zola Jesus will feature string quartet and electronics as a departure from her regular instrumentation, and JG Thirlwell has composed the string arrangements for the concert and will act as musical director. The string players will be the Mivos Quartet, with Manorexia alumni Elena Moon Park guest substituting for Mivos’ Olivia DePrato. The performance will be part of Divine Ricochet, a Guggenheim Music Series.