EMA Announces New EP, Listen To “MopTops (Twist While The World Stops)”


Following the release of her powerful statement album Exile In The Outer Ring, released earlier in 2017 via City Slang, EMA has announced details of a new EP release to coincide with her dates supporting Depeche Mode early next year (full dates below).

Entitled Outtakes From Exile, the EP it will be released on February 2nd on City Slang. Today she shares a first track from the EP, “MopTops (Twist While The World Stops)“, listen below.

I made this song two years ago with my friend Severiano Martinez who also worked on Amnesia Haze and Fire Water Air LSD” comments Erika M. Anderson, aka EMA. “He does a lot of art stuff but is also edits video — my demo of this was much slower but he approached like an editor and chopped it all up and made it much faster. It was alchemy. The lyrics were improvised, I was thinking about the 50s and 60s living under the constant threat of nuclear war… People doing the twist in a red light nuclear fallout bomb blast, about the haircuts from then, “mop tops”. But now we have these two crazy world leaders with crazy hideous hair threatening to blow each other up!

Exile In The Outer Ring and the accompanying forthcoming Outtakes From Exile EP are a portrait of resilience that render American poverty and resentment with frightening realism and deep empathy.

EMA European live dates 2018:
15 Monday – Dresden, DE @ Groovestation
16 Tuesday – Berlin, DE @ Auster-Club
17 Wednesday – Berlin, DE @ Mercedes-Benz Arena (w/ Depeche Mode)
19 Friday – Berlin, DE @ Mercedes-Benz Arena (w/ Depeche Mode)
21 Sunday – Nuremburg, DE @ Arena Nürnberger (w/ Depeche Mode)
23 Tuesday – Paris, FR @ Le Supersonic Festival
24 Wednesday – Bordeaux, FR @ Bordeaux Metropole Arena (w/ Depeche Mode)
26 Friday – Luzern, CH @ Sedel
27 Saturday – Milan, IT @ Mediolanum Forum (w/ Depeche Mode)
29 Monday – Milan, IT @ Mediolanum Forum (w/ Depeche Mode)
31 Wednesday – Prague, CZ @ O2 Arena (w/ Depeche Mode)
February 2018
01 Thursday – Brno, CZ @ Leitnerova Club
02 Friday – Budapest, HU @ BSA (w/ Depeche Mode)
03 Saturday – Kosice, SK @ Tabačka Kulturfabrik
04 Sunday – Vienna, AT @ Stadhalle (w/ Depeche Mode)

Photo credit: Alicia Gordon
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