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  • Born: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Website: thefuturesvoid.net
  • Recent Activity: 06.25.15 jk tho u can't actually come- just catch it later on YouTube, me singing "ain't too proud to beg" in a backyard with drunk parents
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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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Date Venue Location Tickets
07.07.15 Barbican Centre London, Gtl UK


  • 06.25.15 jk tho u can't actually come- just catch it later on YouTube, me singing "ain't too proud to beg" in a backyard with drunk parents
  • 06.25.15 I'll be singing w the "live band" remember to bring ur own chair ;) http://t.co/6j11vqIRgl
  • 06.25.15 Spent last nite practicing w a Minnesota bar band for my dads 60th bday. Here is the awesome flyer http://t.co/lc3zECMvRu
  • 06.25.15 RT @SSanctity: As well as bringing her Virtual Reality installation to @BarbicanCentre July 7 @EMAthorstar​ gives a free talk w/@poplarpeng…
  • 06.22.15 how well you perform gender should be less important than how well you perform kindness
  • 06.22.15 an example of email pics turned 3D #sacredobject @BarbicanCentre @newhive http://t.co/UUTqf4hreu
  • 06.19.15 RT @NEWINC: Have you sent your #SACREDOBJECTS to @EMAthorstar @NewHive yet? @BarbicanCentre July 7 http://t.co/GAQccGaI9t http://t.co/ag…
  • 06.19.15 #CHARLESTON was the only city in the US to rigidly implement "slave tags". #takedownthatflag http://t.co/2XBcOG4g4i
  • 06.18.15 Climate Pope Says Earth Looking Like 'An Immense Pile Of Filth' http://t.co/VcQcPYQAR3
  • 06.17.15 RT @wreckmusic: This TV for sale at Best Buy reminded me of @EMAthorstar http://t.co/zGGa3MFdV6
  • 06.16.15 tight new #sacredobjects @newhives keep rolling in. still time to submit bbs! http://t.co/9wHPORCDB1
  • 06.14.15 RT @BarbicanCentre: A dreamlike vision of the union of human and tech, we love #STSbarbican artist @EMAthorstar's 3Jane #barbicanradio http…