Northen Transmissions: J Hacha De Zola debuts “Anarchy” video

J Hacha De Zola’s new album was Produced by John Agnello, a career–long cohort of another “J” – J. Mascis of Dinosaur Jr, and most recently the man behind albums by Waxahatchee, Nothing, and many more. Hacha De Zola describes the new album as as full of “villains, spells, desires, romance, danger. redemption, and revelations.” …

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Song Premiere: "On A Saturday" by J Hacha De Zola

The Big Takeover has a special sonic treat for those of you who are visiting the site this weekend – a premiere on a Saturday – of a dangerously delightful, whirling, and rhythmic cha-cha-cha track called, appropriately, “On A Saturday” by PASTE-approved musical “wild man” J Hacha De Zola…

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Video Premiere: J Hacha De Zola – Syn Illusión

Hacha De Zola – Released his four song E.P. Syn Illusión on November 16 of this year.  The E.P. which is entirely in Spanish, is raising eyebrows for not only his fans but the industry as well.  Heavy on the 80’s synth sound, the lead single and title of the album, is intriguing.  It’s as if the late Michael Hutchence decided to partner with Joy Division and create a driving, emotional opus…

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Syn Illusión EP Release

“Syn Illusión” an original, all-Spanish language EP that Hacha De Zola will release on Nov. 16th via the artist’s Caballo Negro label, could very well open this man that UTNE described as “the kind of alluring character found in old children’s books” to an audience as unexpected as this release is itself…

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Cover Me Turns 10: A Covers Tribute to Covers

18. J Hacha de Zola – Girl You Know It’s True (Milli Vanilli / Numarx cover)
“I remember when this song came out as a kid (just dated myself.) Admittedly, I secretly liked a few Milli Vanilli tunes – they were really quite infectious – just couldn’t get them out of your head when you heard them…

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Premiere: The Chaos and Fury of J Hacha de Zola’s “March of the Hollowmen”

Dark, driven and intense, New Jersey’s J Hacha de Zola describes his latest song as “a dirge – a march – a funerary march, almost – an ostentatious obscene lamentation full of noise & fury – anxiety – fear – grit.” Indeed, “March of the Hollowmen” carries within it a fantastic power that is as carnival-like and playful as it is possessed and cacophonic. Welcome to the circus of life…

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J Hacha De Zola Premieres His “A Fanciful Invention”

Singer/songwriter J Hacha De Zola premieres the track “A Fanciful Invention” and when there’s a song of this caliber we all must take note. The track is culled from De Zola’s latest release, Antipatico which drops on  October 6th, 2017.  This will be De Zola’s third full-length release which follows Jan. 2016’s Escape From Fat Kat City and Aug. 2016’s Picaro Obscuro. The New Jersey native has quickly made a name for himself, quickly turning around a third release in the span of just two years…

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Premiere: J Hacha de Zola spaces out on the laid-back “No Situation”

On October 6, singer/songwriter J Hacha de Zola will release his third album, Antipatico. The album follows two Beefheart-inspired records of mutant blues rock, and this time around he’s joined by guest artists such as Tom Waits collaborator Ralph Carney, Morphine’s Dana Colley and The Klezmatics’ Frank London. Today, Treble is premiering the new single from the album, titled “No Situation.” It’s a bluesy and atmospheric track, with a spacious and laid-back sensibility, de Zola citing influences such as Lee Hazelwood and Leonard Cohen. The former in particular is a strong parallel, the horns and lightly psychedelic guitars echoing Hazelwood’s idiosyncratic ’60s and ’70s productions. J Hacha de Zola released a statement about the track…

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J Hacha De Zola Covers Ariana Grande Song as a Tom Waits-Esq Barroom Roar (Premiere)

We get a lot of Ariana Grande covers submitted to us, and they tend to follow a formula: a young woman showcases her best arena-filling belt on YouTube. Like Mariah Carey before her, Ariana Grande songs offer an occasion to show off one’s vocal chops. Some of the belting is pretty good, but big, powerful singing doesn’t make an Ariana Grande cover any different than an Ariana Grande original. But now, finally, we have a musician taking a very different approach….

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Track Premiere: J Hacha De Zola “In Curtains”

Rahway, NJ, native J Hacha De Zola is about to drop a new album (and second of 2016) on August 12, Picaro Obscuro. It contains track “In Curtains,” which heavily features Tom Waits collaborators Ralph Carney on sax, and David Coulter on percussion and violin, and you can hear it exclusively today right here…

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