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EMA

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  • Born: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Website: thefuturesvoid.net
  • Recent Activity: 05.05.16 Hey so I'm doing a show on RBMA Radio! First one is all demos of famous songs. You'll laugh,… https://t.co/0cGNMByErj
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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.

Activity

  • 05.05.16 Hey so I'm doing a show on RBMA Radio! First one is all demos of famous songs. You'll laugh,… https://t.co/0cGNMByErj
  • 05.04.16 also a fireside chat with Ben Frost @ethermachines on right now??? sick. @RBMARADIO
  • 05.04.16 STOKED to announce I am doing a radio show on @RBMARADIO !! First one is all demos of famous songs... https://t.co/1xtHXM5h0m
  • 05.04.16 if u don't know now u know... https://t.co/fuXhRPQGKG
  • 04.30.16 #blazers WON! my kitty's stoked!!! πŸ€πŸ€πŸ€πŸ―πŸ―πŸ― #ripcity https://t.co/Sq6aN1GvSD
  • 04.27.16 dreamt i jammed with beyonce
  • 04.23.16 is everyone in EU/UK out of office or on vacation? what is wrong w america where I feel like I have to be working 24/7???
  • 04.17.16 sometimes PDX can be sleepy but overall there's not a lot of bullshit in my life https://t.co/CSvkIG8VhG
  • 04.17.16 #bigfoot https://t.co/MAjxAz1YC2
  • 04.17.16 tiny kitten looking #pissed πŸ‘ΏπŸ‘Ώ https://t.co/5B9BRsYvul
  • 04.15.16 gonna be collab-ing w Jana Hunter from @lowerdens for the durational -- Friday @ 2-6 !! @Moogfest
  • 04.11.16 Ok last one (for now) #kittenseason #criminallyadorable https://t.co/5GXHwmeh1B