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

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