The releases are the first to appear on the Berlin-label ‘City Slang’ (Europe) and ‘Matador’ (Rest of World), to which the artist has recently signed. It’s the first new music from the Portland-based artist since the brilliant debut album ‘Past Life Martyred Saint’s’ was released to a multitude of acclaim back in May 2011 (after which she was she was named “New Band of the Day” by The Guardian and “Artist to Watch” by Rolling Stone.
‘Satellites’ still maintains the visceral songwriting and a DIY recording ethos unique to her-self (aided once again by Leif Shackelford on production duties). Opening with a wall of hiss, scree and galloping piano motif, ‘Satellites’ bursts into a flame of feedback and bass to provide one her best tracks to date.
With ‘Satellites’, EMA continues to evoke a distinctive sonic signature that saw her rightfully recognized as one of the most singular artists to emerge in 2011, and is likely to see her bound into the public consciousness once again in 2014