On her second album as EMA, Erika M. Anderson makes an impassioned case against oversharing. That may seem like an odd reversal for a singer-songwriter who trafficked in confessionals, real or perceived, on 2011’s Past Life MartyredShow More Summary
Three years ago, the former Gowns singer Erika M. Anderson went solo as EMA and released her debut LP Past Life Martyred Saints, one of the most forceful and cathartic indie rock albums in recent memory. Next week, she follows it up with the new LP The Future’s Void, an equally deep and soul-smashing piece [...]
The majestic, gothic, epically tense “Satellites” is the first single from The Future’s Void, former Gowns leader Erika M. Anderson’s second album as EMA. The LP follows the heart-shattering 2011 solo debut Past Life Martyred Saints, and Anderson co-produced it herself with Leif Shackelford, her violinist, who’s also a DIY dance producer in Portland. The [...]
by Andrew Sacher EMA at Coachella 2012 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin) Erika M. Anderson's official debut album as EMA, Past Life Martyred Saints, came out back in 2011 (one of our favorites of that year), and she's now set...
My favorite album of 2011 was Past Life Martyred Saints, the gutwrenching and crazy-intense solo debut from the former Gowns leader EMA, and it wasn’t even close. After touring behind the album, Erika M. Anderson has been quiet for a while, but she’s now announced that this spring, she’ll release that album’s follow-up, which has [...]
EMA: Erika M. Anderson’s 2011 debut album, “Past Life Martyred Saints,” laid it all out – a lacerating demonstration of brutally honest songwriting and whirling guitar playing that earned her a victory-lap tour, 10 p.m. Saturday at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N. Lincoln Av., $12; lincolnhallchicago.com.
New single from Past Life Martyred Saints benefits anti-bullying program.
1. EMA – Past Life Martyred Saints (Souterrain Transmissions) Listen: Anteroom Martyrs are not victims. There is no self-pity or cool detachment to their pain. Past Life Martyred Saints is an intimate but uncomfortable album, it will make you feel guilty for the hearts you’ve torn apart and it will make you feel weak for [...]
by Andrew Sacher EMA at Webster Hall in October (more by Amanda Hatfield) EMA (aka Erika M. Anderson) will be releasing a deluxe edition of her incredible debut, Past Life Martyred Saints, via iTunes on February 7. The album will...
Photo by Francis Chung EMA will hit the road again for a North American tour in support of her BNM'd Past Life Martyred Saints. On February 7, she'll release a deluxe edition of the album via iTunes, containing the videos for "California",...Show More Summary
Thu 09 Feb 2012 EMA's Past Life Martyred Saints is one of the rawest, most visceral albums you will ever hear. Yuck's self-titled album is an old-school indie-rock gem....
EMA’s digital single of the harrowing Past Life Martyred Saints track “Marked” is out today, and the B-side is a stomping pill-addled howler named “Angelo.” Oakland rapper MzGorjis adds a slurry verse, and amazingly enough, it actually fits in nicely. If Past Life Martyred Saints, easily my favorite album of 2011, didn’t convince you that [...]
EMA’s evocative “Marked” – a highlight from this year’s memorable Past Life Martyred Saints – is being released as a single. The vinyl pressing will be limited to only 1000… Subscribe to the PMABLAST, a daily newsletter with free mp3s, music news and reviews sent directly to your email inbox.
Photo by Francis Chung On November 21, EMA will release the single for "Marked", a highlight off of her debut album Past Life Martyred Saints, on Souterrain Transmissions. The single comes backed with a new song, "Angelo", which (somewhat weirdly) features a guest appearance from Oakland rapper MzGorjis. Hear it here (via SPIN).
EMA has release the official video for "Marked" from her debut album, Past Life Martyred Saints. She is on tour in Europe before heading back to North American in October.
Unlike most professional music critics, I do not think that this is the finest album of 2011. My loyalty still lies with Past Life Martyred Saints, the extraordinarily vulnerable debut from one Erika M. Anderson (that's EMA to you and me). Show More Summary
“Marked” is almost certainly the most intense song on EMA’s very intense — and fucking incredible — debut album Past Life Martyred Saints. The track now has a video, and unlike EMA’s previous videos, it’s not a lo-fi affair. It’s shot in exquisite black-and-white, with Erika M. Anderson herself co-directing alongside Leif Shackelford, and it [...]
EMA's Erika M. Anderson co-directed, shot, and produced the striking black and white video for "Marked", along with Leif Shackelford. The clip for the Past Life Martyred Saints standout co-stars Alexis Blair Penney.
EMA. New Video. Premiere. Here. Now.,, 'Marked' howls from a numb place and time, which - like most of her DiSser-adored LP Past Life Martyred Saints - has a blunt gwunge edge that pummels you repeatedly into a sweaty, bruised and elated state of submission. 'Marked' will be out as a 7” release... Read the full story on DrownedinSound.com
Photo by Steve Martinez Erika M. Anderson, the former Gowns leader who records as EMA, is coming off of releasing one of the year's most resonant debut albums (the BNM'ed Past Life Martyred Saints) and a mean mainstage -opening performance at the Pitchfork Music Festival. Show More Summary