Erika M. Anderson’s second album is notably more austere than her 2011 debut, ‘Past Life Martyred Saints’. “I remember when the world was divided by a wall of concrete and…

Remember the twinkly bits from Jessie Ware’s song? That’s the stuff [a]EMA[/a] makes her music out of: the scrape of raw knuckle across guitar string, an ominous rumble, a worried…

As frontperson of [b]Gowns[/b], [a]EMA[/a] (then Erika M Anderson) proffered no-wave folk that was unforgettably frank. Now she’s back on her own. “[i]Fuck California[/i]”, she spits on first single…