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.
EMA, aka Erika M Andersen, makes her debut appearance at Jerome’s Laneway Festival in Melbourne this month performing songs off her debut album,Past Life Martyred Saints
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
Cobracamanda When Los Angeles noise group Gowns parted ways in 2010, EMA, aka South Dakota native Erika M. Anderson, mustered up her strength and unleashed her debut solo record 'Past Life Martyred Saints,' a combustible, heart-on-a-sleeve...Show More Summary
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
EMA, Erika M. Andersen, performed “California” from her debut album, Past Life Martyred Saints, as her final song at this year’s Pitchfork Festival. Unfortunately she was the first on the webcast and the signal was weak, so we had to splice this together from the bits we could pick up from the intermitten connection. If [...]
Erika M. Anderson aka EMA the former Gowns frontwoman performed her song (above) “California” off her debut album, Past Life Martyred Saints at the High Noon Saloon in Wisconsin where she began her tour with Zola Jesus. Both artist did a cover of “Crimson and Clover” together. They will be performing at this weekend’s Pitchfork [...]
EMA (Erika M. Anderson) released her debut album, Past Life Martyred Saints, in May 2011. The first released track off the album, "Milkman," is available in this post.