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

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