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Zola
Jesus

Support:

Devon Welsh

Tue 7 Nov

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Zola Jesus announces her new album Okovi (Sept 8th, Sacred Bones Records) and a headline show here at Village Underground.

From Zola Jesus…

“Last year, I moved back to the woods in Wisconsin where I was raised. I built a little house just steps away from where my dilapidated childhood tree fort is slowly recombining into earth. Okovi was fed by this return to roots and several very personal traumas. While writing Okovi, I endured people very close to me trying to die, and others trying desperately not to. Meanwhile, I was fighting through a haze so thick I wasn’t sure I’d find my way to the other side. Death, in all of its masks, has been encircling everyone I love, and with it the questions of legacy, worth, and will.

“Okovi is a Slavic word for shackles. We’re all shackled to something—to life, to death, to bodies, to minds, to illness, to people, to birthright, to duty. Each of us born with a unique debt, and we have until we die to pay it back. Without this cost, what gives us the right to live? And moreover, what gives us the right to die? Are we really even free to choose?

“This album is a deeply personal snapshot of loss, reconciliation, and a sympathy for the chains that keep us all grounded to the unforgiving laws of nature.”

Support comes from Devon Welsh.

16+ Each under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
In order to verify all customers’ age, ID may be requested. For this reason, we advise that all customers bring valid ID.
Right of admission reserved.
19:30pm-23:00pm

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