Posts Tagged ‘EMA’

June 30, 2017

Erika M. Anderson, or EMA, first blew us away years ago with the raw emotion and cathartic power found within her music, and we’ve been fans of her since. Past Life Martyred Saints was one of our favorite albums of 2011. 2014′s The Future’s Void was an incredible journey, too. Come August 25th, EMA will be releasing her next album, Exile in the Outer Ring, and she’s been slowly revealing some choice indie rock cuts off the album. The latest such tune is a striking number named Down and Out. As on so many other EMA songs I love, there’s a wired intensity and tense tautness to the song despite what seems like a low, muffled quietude, or should I say, disquietude. That atmosphere and Erika’s breathy drawling vocals leave me in what feels like a state of suspension befitting of the song’s lyrics “what are you hoping for?”. Exile In The Outer Ring can be pre-ordered, here.

March 13, 2017

Parisian producer The Last Port pulls at our hearts with a beautiful piece named Alone featuring London’s Ema on vocals. Though the song has been out for awhile, it seems to be making some fresh rounds in the buzz circles these days. We’re grateful it’s placed the atmospheric future bass and chill trap song on our radar. Though celestial, Alone’s stirring soundscape also feels intimate and humbling. Alone is a free download, here.

December 15, 2015

EMA, or South Dakota native Erika M. Anderson, has been impressing critics and fans alike with her shifts in music style and striking song crafting for several years now. I first hopped on the EMA train circa 2011, the year she released stark and compelling album Past Life Martyed Saints, but she’s kept me guessing with her subsequent music, never once staying predictable. EMA’s latest is an airy, hazy, and introspective song, a composition she created for a film named #HORROR, directed by Tara Subkoff. When I first heard Amnesia Haze and learned about #HORROR, I was excited beyond words, being a horror film fan myself. I promptly watched the film, and now that a music video is out for Amnesia Haze, we’re going to dive into the ethereal song together. Amnesia Haze reminds me of School Of Seven Bells, but it’s far more haunting and foreboding, atmospheric and spectral, almost like a David Lynch film score, or Disasterpiece’s brilliant soundtrack for recent indie horror film It Follows. EMA waxes vastly introspective and contemplative on the mesmerizing song.

EMA – 3Jane

March 27, 2014

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Erika M. Anderson’s new album The Future’s Void is just around the corner with a release date of April 7 on Matador. It’s been very obvious from the tunes we’ve heard off it so far (Say Blonde and Satellites) that she has a fresh bold approach to music compared to her intimate, subtle last album Past Life Martyred Saints. Yet, she still retains that air of incredibly raw and vulnerable honesty in her music that she’s always adept at conveying. The latest tune we can hear off the coming album is 3Jane. It’s a softer, more sedate number that falls much closer to the songs we heard off her last album. I love the new direction she’s gone in with the other songs, but I’m also very happy to return to this EMA… The one that stops you in your tracks and commands a hushed crowd to focus all attention on her confessions and soul baring.

EMA – 3Jane

March 27, 2014

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Erika M. Anderson’s new album The Future’s Void is just around the corner with a release date of April 7 on Matador. It’s been very obvious from the tunes we’ve heard off it so far (Say Blonde and Satellites) that she has a fresh bold approach to music compared to her intimate, subtle last album Past Life Martyred Saints. Yet, she still retains that air of incredibly raw and vulnerable honesty in her music that she’s always adept at conveying. The latest tune we can hear off the coming album is 3Jane. It’s a softer, more sedate number that falls much closer to the songs we heard off her last album. I love the new direction she’s gone in with the other songs, but I’m also very happy to return to this EMA… The one that stops you in your tracks and commands a hushed crowd to focus all attention on her confessions and soul baring.

OFFICIAL VID: EMA – So Blonde

February 26, 2014

Erika M. Anderson, better known as EMA, is returning soon with her new album The Future’s Void, out April 8 on Matador. We’ve learned that the new release is a departure from the subtle, melancholic, but extremely pensive album Past Life Martyred Saints from 2011. That raw album really grabbed a hold of me a few years ago. I’m digging the new, gritty, grungy direction she’s taking. We heard it on previous single Satellites, now watch the video and hear it again in So Blonde.

OFFICIAL VID: EMA – So Blonde

February 26, 2014

Erika M. Anderson, better known as EMA, is returning soon with her new album The Future’s Void, out April 8 on Matador. We’ve learned that the new release is a departure from the subtle, melancholic, but extremely pensive album Past Life Martyred Saints from 2011. That raw album really grabbed a hold of me a few years ago. I’m digging the new, gritty, grungy direction she’s taking. We heard it on previous single Satellites, now watch the video and hear it again in So Blonde.

OFFICIAL VID: EMA – Satellites

January 22, 2014

Erika M. Anderson, aka EMA, is gearing up to release her third album The Future’s Void on April 8 on Matador. We already heard the dramatic, noisy, gritty first single off the album, but watch the new video for the operatic indie rock track Satellites. The South Dakota artist really blew me away in 2011 with her amazing, revealing, and raw album Past Life Martyred Saints. I look forward to what she has to offer us this year. The boldness of Satellites certainly hints at a change in direction.

OFFICIAL VID: EMA – Satellites

January 22, 2014

Erika M. Anderson, aka EMA, is gearing up to release her third album The Future’s Void on April 8 on Matador. We already heard the dramatic, noisy, gritty first single off the album, but watch the new video for the operatic indie rock track Satellites. The South Dakota artist really blew me away in 2011 with her amazing, revealing, and raw album Past Life Martyred Saints. I look forward to what she has to offer us this year. The boldness of Satellites certainly hints at a change in direction.

EMA – Satellites

December 12, 2013

It’s been a very, very long time since I’ve mentioned Erika M. Anderson, better known as EMA, on I Heart Moosiq. The indie noise rocker from South Dakota won me over big time back in 2011 with her album Past Life Martyred Saints. I loved the messages in her songs off that album, and she was incredible live the time I caught her at Popscene up close and intimate. Well, she’s back. EMA will release a new album titled The Future’s Void come spring 2014. Satellites is our first taste off the album, and it’s a noisy, gritty, spacey affair that leaves me really curious about the new album. While Past Life Martyred Saints was often very subtle, Satellites roars, loudly and boldly. I dig it, and I welcome back and incredible artist.