|

Click here to expand and collapse the player

EMA

Rate It! Avg: 4.5 (21 ratings)
  • Born: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Website: thefuturesvoid.net
  • Recent Activity: 02.15.17 RT @GeorgeTakei: Without an investigation clearing or condemning the Trump campaign on Russian communications, we cannot say if this electi…
  • EMA

  • EMA

  • EMA

Albums

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

  • 02.15.17 RT @GeorgeTakei: Without an investigation clearing or condemning the Trump campaign on Russian communications, we cannot say if this electi…
  • 02.14.17 RT @Jasper1023: People like @mitskileaks, @moormother or @EMAthorstar make truly inspiring art, partly because they perform in DIY spaces.…
  • 02.14.17 yes, that is psychic TV, nina simone and red hot chili peppers all in one set... on @RBMARADIO rn... https://t.co/mDTEpAsXHD
  • 02.14.17 <3 https://t.co/iCpirt4INz
  • 02.14.17 also this next transition is gonna be killer... wait for it... https://t.co/tPXWXfpb5h https://t.co/zKRbpSFzvs
  • 02.13.17 on NOW :) https://t.co/FVPV7ZwcMN
  • 02.13.17 New radio show on today - "Comebacks and Second Acts" - I went through all ur fav artists' later albums do u don't… https://t.co/jDFgx3NTxl
  • 02.13.17 "Comebacks and Second Acts" tomorrow on @RBMARADIO https://t.co/qCEoX7RyQs
  • 02.13.17 "Comebacks and Second Acts" New Mystery Language tomorrow on @rbma Radio! https://t.co/jMwHNlUmNj https://t.co/VfPcRlgvh0
  • 02.12.17 First I binge-watched the 1st season of the Anna Nicole show, then I bought @sadydoyle "Trainwreck" https://t.co/2dANwo2KE6
  • 02.07.17 RT @xeni: ROSIE O FUCKIN DONNELL PLEASE GAWD https://t.co/0YavGyYXVN
  • 02.02.17 when did u decide i was less american than you?