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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
    Popularity
  2.   California
  3.   Milkman
  4.   Marked
  5.   When She Comes
  6.   3Jane
  7.   Danger Theme
  8.   Soul On Fire
  9.   #Exit Music
  10.   Red Star
  11.   The Grey Ship
  12.   Visions Of Blood
  13.   Surrender, Michael
  14.   Whispers
  15.   Spooky Fingers
  16.   Coda
  17.   Dr White In The House
  18.   Anteroom
  19.   Soul Cycle
  20.   Foreshadowing Pain
  21.   Dr White In The Woods
  22.   Cat In The Woods
  23.   Harshmellow World
  24.   Amnesia Haze
  25.   Trebaš Mi
  26.   Butterfly Knife
  27.   So Blonde
  28.   Hashtag Horror Theme
  29.   100 Years
  30.   Active Shooter
  31.   Locust Strings
  32.   Satellites
  33.   Dead Celebrity
  34.   Solace
  35.   Nie Zu Spät
  36.   Smoulder
  37.   Breakfast
  38.   Cthulu
  39.   Horror #2
  40.   Neuromancer
  41.   The Girls Were Really Mean
  42.   Running Danger
  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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