I discovered Zola Jesus today, and was immediately blown away by her sound. She’s Florence & The Machine meets Stevie Nicks meets Bat for Lashes, yet totally unique. Listening to some of her older work, it’s clear Nika Roza Danilova (the voice behind Zola Jesus) has come a long way. Classically trained in opera music, and emerging into the goth music scene, Nika’s recent venture into atmospheric synth-pop is very welcomed. Oh, and did I mention she is from Madison, WI.? Awesome. Check out her new EP, Valusia.