Sunday, March 18, 2012

Another new find.

Not necessarily a "find," but more of a stumble. Also, "Lick the Palm of the Burning Handshake" is kind of an awkward title for a blog post.

But this song, by Zola Jesus, is my newest song obsession. Can we just talk about how wonderful of a name Zola Jesus is? I'm pretty sure it's one of the greatest names for a musician since Cher or Madonna. It's certainly memorable.

This song reminds me a lot of some of Florence + the Machine's songs. It has a deep, dramatic quality to it. Her voice is low and husky like Florence Welch's, but much more moody and powerful. And in true Florence + the Machine style, there's a sweeping chorus, lots of drums, and a slow descent into the song's finale. It's pretty much perfect.

Listen here. Buy here. Extra: "Skin"

1 comment:

  1. I miss your music recommendations. and apparently I'm missing out not watching Grey's anymore, too!