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  • Born: Sioux Falls, South Dakota
  • Website: thefuturesvoid.net
  • Recent Activity: 10.07.15 RT @tinymixtapes: DeLorean: Gowns’s “Marked” (2009) is one of the finest songs of this past decade @EMAthorstar http://t.co/LozQRpqdRC http…
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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.


  • 10.07.15 RT @tinymixtapes: DeLorean: Gowns’s “Marked” (2009) is one of the finest songs of this past decade @EMAthorstar http://t.co/LozQRpqdRC http…
  • 10.06.15 RT @GBHMusic: Wow.. #nowplaying EMA​ ( @EMAthorstar ) "3Jane" Cc @CitySlangFrance https://t.co/CSbeuMGVMY
  • 10.03.15 RT @Taikonaut: @EMAthorstar as a dude who wears his hair up, I am so goddamn sick of that unnecessary prefix.
  • 10.03.15 I don't wanna shave my armpits, u wanna wear ur hair up. Keep on rockin in the free world
  • 10.03.15 Anything else is hypocritical and un-feminist, which seeks equal rights across genders. #manbun
  • 10.03.15 Srsly tho, I stand w my brothers to do whatever they choose with their hair or bodies. #manbun
  • 10.03.15 Let's stop hating on the man bun. We encourage transgressing gender boundaries in theory but in practice we ridicule?
  • 10.03.15 RT @Jasper1023: I know it's uncool to talk about music from last year, but "3Jane" by @EMAthorstar keeps blowing me away each listen. So go…
  • 10.02.15 RT @LOLGOP: 31 cases of voter impersonation since 2000. 10,000 gun deaths in America THIS YEAR. Guess which problem the GOP is trying to…
  • 09.30.15 RT @m4tt31kin: @EMAthorstar absolutely! that record has the craziest industrial drums and stuff. like even *rammstein* wouldn't exist w/o r…
  • 09.29.15 Seriously tho, percussion on this record still sounds future to me https://t.co/GlSt0HdZyj
  • 09.29.15 Feel like Yeezus would not exist without rhythm nation