EMA played The Red Palace last night and by the size of the crowd I'm willing to bet that most of you weren't there. That being the case we decided it might be best to do something about that for the next time she comes to town and give you guys a tastes of the awesomeness that you simply don't want to miss next time. Spun out of the dissolution of the band Gowns, and fronted by that bands Erika Anderson, EMA exists somewhere between Sonic Youth and Cat Power. Anderson's guitar is a ferocious beast in her hands, and it permeates every single moment of their album Past Life Martyrd Saints (one of Paul's picks for best of the year so far). This track from that album may be the band at their most volatile, and it's certainly the band at their very best.
EMA - California