Los Angeles' Zola Jesus has been racking up some serious plays on a certain FYM writer's iTunes and Last.fm charts lately. One particularly good Zola Jesus song, "Run Me Out", bares a moderate resemblance to a piece called "The Surface of the Sun" from John Murphy + Underworld's soundtrack to Sunshine, the 2007 film directed by Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire). Sunshine's amazing score took over a year to finally get released in the United States (it is available at the iTunes store) and has been subsequently used in later films such as Kick-Ass and X-Men Origins: Wolverine. Maybe you'll recognize it.

Listen to John Murphy's "The Surface of the Sun" here:

And have a listen to "Run Me Out" by Zola Jesus:

We're absolutely not calling plagiarism here, as the two tracks are only vaguely relatable, but rather we're praising Zola Jesus' intensely beautiful song which just happens to sound like the score from an intensely beautiful film.

"Run Me Out" is from Zola Jesus' Stridulum EP, out now on Sacred Bones Records.

Zola Jesus is going to be opening several dates for Fever Ray in Europe before returning to the United States to open several shows for The xx including:
September 22 - Hollywood Palladium - Los Angeles (opening for The xx)
September 23 - Fox Theater - Oakland (opening for The xx)
September 25 - Paramount Theater - Seattle (opening for The xx)

We highly recommend Boyle's Sunshine, an underrated sci-fi work of art.

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