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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. She explored the album's concepts of virtual reality, consumerism, and identity further with I Wanna Destroy (Sacred Objects from Suburban Homes), an exhibit that incorporated Oculus Rift technology and showed at MoMA PS1 in New York and London's Barbican. Anderson and Shackelford's referential score to the cyberbullying film #Horror arrived at the end of 2015. ~ Heather Phares
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  1.   Song
  2.   Milkman
  3.   California
  4.   Foreshadowing Pain
  5.   Spooky Fingers
  6.   Soul On Fire
  7.   Danger Theme
  8.   Satellites
  9.   Trebaš Mi
  10.   Marked
  11.   Harshmellow World
  12.   Whispers
  13.   Hashtag Horror Theme
  14.   Solace
  15.   When She Comes
  16.   Cthulu
  17.   3Jane
  18.   Coda
  19.   Dead Celebrity
  20.   #Exit Music
  21.   Horror #2
  22.   Locust Strings
  23.   Amnesia Haze
  24.   Visions Of Blood
  25.   So Blonde
  26.   Neuromancer
  27.   Soul Cycle
  28.   Surrender, Michael
  29.   Breakfast
  30.   Dr White In The House
  31.   Cat In The Woods
  32.   Nie Zu Spät
  33.   Active Shooter
  34.   The Grey Ship
  35.   Butterfly Knife
  36.   Smoulder
  37.   The Girls Were Really Mean
  38.   Anteroom
  39.   Red Star
  40.   100 Years
  41.   Running Danger
  42.   Dr White In The Woods
  43.   Kind Heart
  44.   Aneurysm by Male Bonding
  45.   Endless Nameless
  46.   Capriciana
  47.   Hey Boy
  48.   Git
  49.   Move Them
  50.   Mouth Like the Sun
  51.   Boiled in Lead
  52.   Can't Imagine
  53.   All the Babies
  54.   Mud Loop
  55.   Little Guitar
  56.   Perfection
  57.   Swingin
  58.   Ladysmith
  59.   Cowboy

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