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Music is a messy thing. There's too much of it, too many genres, too many ideas, for anyone to make sense out of all of it -- or even to hear all of it. The idea of imposing a narrative on 365 days…   Read Story »
Earlier this year, EMA released the great album The Future's Void, which explored ideas about technology and industrial music and where our privacy ends. She's already made videos for the early…   Read Story »
EMA's excellent new album The Future's Void does a lot of things. And this is one of those things: It combines an old pasted-together sense of DIY punk rock with a pervading feeling that technology…   Read Story »
Erika Anderson, aka EMA, already put out one of our favorite albums of the year, but that hasn't stopped her from releasing even more music. There was the excellent non-album track "Drown" this…   Read Story »
At this point, we're used to seeing indie bands catapult from relative obscurity to national TV exposure. But if you've every been lucky enough to see Erika Anderson stalking the stage of a tiny…   Read Story »
This past week brought Memorial Day, and with it, the unofficial start of summer. It also meant a four-day work week, but even with the truncated timeframe, there were more than enough excellent…   Read Story »
Almost two months ago, EMA gave us The Future's Void, a deep and powerful album about, among other things, technology and the things it can do to your brain. Apparently, certain editions of the album…   Read Story »
Seven years ago, covering CMJ for the Village Voice, I tried to go see High Places at the Cake Shop in New York, and I got their early enough to see the final song of the band that was before them on…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
We're officially a week into spring, and in New York City, at least, it's actually almost starting to feel like it. Somehow, though, this week's 5 Best Songs might be the darkest collection we've…   Read Story »