The tale of Zola Jesus goes something like this: she grew up in the woods, spent lots of time alone (sometimes with dead animals, thanks to her dad) and listened to punk rock when she could. She emerged with the power of music and mystery. Watching her sing, it seems she knows something we don’t, like what happens after death or why pizza tastes best the next day. Her tracks are dark and severe, like her wardrobe, and she’s coming out with a fresh set of the former with her new album, Taiga. Her voice is more prominent than ever as she’s stripped away the extra noise and focused on what’s really important (my guess is she had more time to concentrate since she stopped bleaching her roots). On this week’s epis ode of Everything is Embarrassing she discusses meditation, bad tattoos and something I wasn’t supposed to say.