Erika M. Anderson (EMA) is a singer/songwriter from South Dakota. She was originally in Drone Folk band Gowns, and she went solo in 2010 releasing her debut album Little Sketches on Tape on Night People, an independent music label founded by former Raccoo-oo-oon Shawn Reed. In 2011 EMA released her second album Past Life Martyred Saints, which received positive reviews on Pitchfork, Drowned in Sound and the NME. After releasing her debut album EMA was named "New Band of the Day" by the Guardian newspaper and the "Artist To Watch" by Rolling Stone Magazine. In 2011 she performed "Endless, Nameless" for SPIN's 20th anniversary tribute to Nirvana's album Nevermind.
She has been heavily blogged about and was recently described by Yahoo news as the most blogged about artist of the week. This was calculated using an aggregator of 1000 music blogs.