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 the promising-as-hell title The Future’s Void. Even better, she’s shared first single “Satellites,” which applies the whirling fervor of her last album to a goth-industrial sensibility. It sounds amazing. Listen below. Seriously. It’s the fucking best.
The Future’s Void is coming next spring on Matador and City Slang, and I have a new most anticipated album of 2014.