Looks like Pitchfork knew about this back in December but I just came across it on a blog recently – and her album, Past Life Martyred Saints (Spotify link) was released on Souterrain Transmissions in May of this year.
EMA is solo artist Erika Anderson and she’s from South Dakota.
This song, especially, could be the soundtrack to the final battle in Braveheart if they ever needed a vocal version (!!) – the build, supported by the strings, sounds like the backdrop to an epic battle scene. It doesn’t go where you think it will from the start.
She’s going to be at Cargo in September. Reckon it’s worth checking it out.