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Biography All Music Guide

All Music Guide:

EMA is the solo performing moniker of guitarist/vocalist Erika M. Anderson, who shaped her experimental voice and guitar techniques in two well-regarded underground bands before setting off on her own. Anderson, who moved to Los Angeles from South Dakota when she was 18, played guitar with folk-noise outfit Amps for Christ in the late '90s and early 2000s, then formed the psych-folk band Gowns in 2004 with former Mae Shi member Ezra Buchla. After making three albums, Gowns disbanded in early 2010, and Anderson began working on solo material. Her single Grey Ship arrived about a year later and boasted a 17-minute version of Robert Johnson's "Kind Hearted Woman" that managed to reinvent the song drastically while remaining true to its spirit. Her debut album, Past Life Martyred Saints, appeared on Souterrain Transmissions in mid-2011. It was widely praised in the music press and, despite minimal marketing, it led to headline tours across North America and Europe. The following year Anderson began work on her second full-length with musician Leif Shackelford in Portland, Oregon. Titled The Future's Void, it arrived via Matador Records in April 2014.

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  • 07.27.16 "squatting in Don Buchla's house" lol its true!!! πŸ‘½πŸ‘½πŸ‘½ https://t.co/EYmK2IjWsM
  • 07.27.16 also nice shoutout in the @nytimes to the VR performance we did last year @MoMAPS1 https://t.co/dlCtyFnxWR https://t.co/xxyIplHasp
  • 07.26.16 <3 <3 <3 https://t.co/GedPOseZKw
  • 07.26.16 Yes! Story on WBL and S1 Synth Library!!! Thank U @pitchfork https://t.co/EYmK2IjWsM
  • 07.23.16 #StrangerThings : a preteen queer love story between nerds and a little butch girl w special powers πŸ‘½πŸ‘½πŸ’–πŸ’–
  • 07.23.16 Holy fuck my cool neighbor just randomly loaned me my dream pedal!!! πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜ #synthlandia… https://t.co/XZlf8TGuUL
  • 07.20.16 RT @cher: AM SURE DEM MEN R TOTALLY QUALIFIED,BUT IπŸ’–β€˜D ENERGY BETWEEN ELIZABETH WARREN& HILLARY.IF ITS TAKEN DEMS THIS LONG 4WOMAN,WHY NOT…
  • 07.19.16 Seats as empty as their rhetoric #RNCinCLE https://t.co/AdzRFPQ9qO
  • 07.19.16 This fukkin joke #RNCinCLE https://t.co/BZ2rq7NoHH
  • 07.19.16 RT @jewellerytears: .@EMAthorstar's new episode of Mystery Language is now available for us kids who missed the live broadcast! https://t.c…