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

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