American singer-songwriter and record producer Zola Jesus (a.k.a. Nicole Hummel, a.k.a. Nika Roza Danilova) has just recently announced a new album of previously unheard songs and remixed tracks, collectively titled Okovi: Additions. The record sets out to be an “experiential interpretation” of her 2017 critically acclaimed album Okovi, released via experimental pioneers Sacred Bones Records.
Okovi: Additions will be coupling four previously unreleased tracks from the Okovi sessions with four remixes, done by a diverse cast of artists spanning a spectrum of genres including Johnny Jewel, Katie Gately, Wolves in the Throne Room, and Joanne Pollock (formerly one half of Poemss with Venetian Snares’ Aaron Funk).
“The songs on Additions traverse a vast amount of sonic ground, but taken together, they cohere remarkably well as an album, all while serving to enrich the experience of Okovi,” Zola Jesus explains, “The four new songs were intended to be on Okovi. Each of them represents a snapshot of my journey in making the record, and is just as precious to me as the songs that made it onto the final track listing. The remixes are beloved in their own way, as most were born from organic circumstances, and have drawn the original songs into completely new atmospheres.”
The news comes with the announcement of the US ‘Snow Blood Tour,’ co-headlined with Alice Glass, new European dates (full NA + EU dates below) and the release of “Bound,” the first single from the project which is streamable now via the Adult Swim Singles Program.
Check out the full list of tour dates below.
‘SNOW BLOOD TOUR’ DATES
2/23: Brooklyn, NY – House of Vans #
4/25: Los Angeles, CA – Teragram *
4/26: Los Angeles, CA – Teragram *
4/28: San Francisco, CA – Slim’s *
4/29: San Francisco, CA – Independent *
4/30: Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s
5/01: Portland, OR – Aladdin Theater
5/02: Vancouver, BC – Rickshaw *
5/04: Salt Lake City, UT – State Room *
5/05: Boulder, CO – Fox *
5/06: Omaha, NE – Waiting Room *
5/08: St. Paul, MN – Turf Club *
5/11: Mayer, AZ – FORM: Arcosanti
5/13: Brooklyn, NY – MHOW *
5/17: New York, NY – Public *
# with Yves Tumor
* co-headlining with Alice Glass