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  • Born: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Website: thefuturesvoid.net
  • Recent Activity: 02.07.16 The legendary Tenses (Smegma) at Xchurch playing as Clown Car w @brennaaa Brenna Murphy Bitch… https://t.co/FVDeDF2Qto
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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.


  • 02.07.16 The legendary Tenses (Smegma) at Xchurch playing as Clown Car w @brennaaa Brenna Murphy Bitch… https://t.co/FVDeDF2Qto
  • 01.27.16 RT @CHIRPPlaylist: #np EMA (@EMAthorstar) - Amnesia Haze
  • 01.27.16 dreamt most of the world's population died and i was going out to play solo noise shows
  • 01.23.16 so here's what i've been up to... https://t.co/IzHYUnsUxT
  • 01.22.16 I am trying to live my Personal Legend but I can't keep my house clean
  • 01.22.16 I read The Alchemist and feel nothing. Am I beyond self help?
  • 01.19.16 Which one??? https://t.co/IIJ2VEb3vx
  • 01.17.16 RT @IHEARTCOMIX: What made @EMAthorstar decide to do a horror movie soundtrack? https://t.co/ELNZo3szGm
  • 01.15.16 RT @matadorrecords: ICYMI: there's a new @EMAthorstar song at this end of this "Off the Air" episode (comes in at 9:15) @adultswim https://…
  • 01.13.16 RT @DavidBOlsen: Brilliant show in St. Louis tonight: @EMAthorstar is the Charlize Theron of Kurt Cobains.
  • 01.12.16 RT @milesraymer: I had a very fascinating and very fun conversation with @EMAthorstar about sci-fi and her new horror movie score: https://…
  • 01.12.16 RT @IHEARTCOMIX: EMA talks about creating her first movie soundtrack for #Horror https://t.co/eSrI5o5flT https://t.co/z6kYizA4OT