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  • Born: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Website: thefuturesvoid.net
  • Recent Activity: 08.28.15 and i know you want to be trusted, and be believed in
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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.


  • 08.28.15 and i know you want to be trusted, and be believed in
  • 08.28.15 ALLIES ARE IMPORTANT!!!
  • 08.28.15 it's really heartening to see so many guys fav and RTing my comments about being a woman in music.
  • 08.28.15 Loving this @jennyhval performance @MississippiStud http://t.co/AJoR0AMkqd
  • 08.27.15 RT @jmtryneski: @EMAthorstar @jesshopp Fuck that noise, do whatever you want (obvi) but I love your takes on big ideas.
  • 08.27.15 punkest kitten http://t.co/L6m1oX8OiM
  • 08.27.15 New foster kitten w a bolt thru his broken leg got nicknamed "WarBoy" http://t.co/eZ2Abvb1hx
  • 08.27.15 but the patriarchy + capitalist use of women's images to sell products is SO FUCKING HUGE that it's hard to not let it affect u in some way
  • 08.27.15 I also mostly appreciate good criticism and feel that overall I get a "fair shake" @jesshopp
  • 08.27.15 ultimately I know it's on me to keep true to my vision no matter what
  • 08.27.15 ...critics saying i should keep writing about emotions and failed relationships instead of "big ideas" kind of bums me out @jesshopp