Monday, April 16, 2012
EMA added to Culture Shock!
As you probably know, we had a last minute cancellation with Grimes for this year's Culture Shock. As unfortunate as this is, we have no choice but to move on with the festival, and we are proud to announce that her replacement on the lineup will be EMA!
EMA is the current project of Erika M. Anderson, formerly of the band Gowns. She released her debut LP as EMA, 'Past Life Martyred Saints,' last year on Souterrain Transmissions. The album draws equally from folk and noise rock, and is fronted by overtly honest lyrics that deal with abuse, sexuality, and death, among other topics. EMA's live show varies from start to finish, and at any given moment it can recall the intimacy of a folk singer, the raw energy of Nirvana, the stage antics of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, or some combination of the three.
Here are some EMA music videos: