The 50 Best Albums of 2014 So Far

UPDATE: This is SPIN's mid-year report on 2014. For SPIN's end-of-the-year list, check out The 50 Best Albums of 2014. As 2014 approaches its midpoint,…
SPIN Staff / June 2, 2014

Hear EMA’s Buzzing, Breathy ‘Drown’ Bonus Cut

SPIN profile subject EMA went looking for meaning in the digital abyss and she came back with The Future's Void, an album whose bleak title belies…
Chris Martins / May 29, 2014

Rap Songs of the Week: Chance the Rapper and SZA Sing the Blues

Drake, "Days In the East" Presumably designed to counter the controversy-starting, subliminal-filled "Draft Days," this typical Drake track is, well, probably about Rihanna. Though the…
Brandon Soderberg / April 10, 2014

And Then Nothing Turned Itself Inside Out: EMA Screams Into the Void

"It's like high-school stoner shit." It's just past noon on a Friday in early February, and Erika M. Anderson is on the second…
Michael Tedder / April 10, 2014

‘The Future’s Void,’ But EMA Has Some Answers on Her Acerbic Sophomore Album

Despite Erika M. Anderson having some harsh words for millennials and sporting a cautious attitude toward the all-encompassing terror brought on by the Internet, The…
Brandon Soderberg / April 9, 2014

10 Albums to Stream: EMA, Todd Terje, Avey Tare’s Slasher Flicks, OFF!, Protomartyr, More

It's that time of the week: Hotly anticipated albums are streaming online right now, and we've collected the best of the bunch. Scroll down to…
Kyle McGovern / April 3, 2014

EMA’s ‘3Jane’ Is a Delicate Ballad About the Internet

EMA's second album, The Future's Void, is right around the corner and the San Francisco singer/shredder shares a third track today, the delicate ballad "3Jane." The tune…
Mike Ayers / March 27, 2014

EMA Gets Down With Girly GIFs for ‘So Blonde’ Video

Following the jarring, industrial sounds and visuals for "Satellites," EMA is back with another cut from upcoming second album, The Future's Void. On "So Blonde,"
Dan Reilly / February 25, 2014

EMA Leaps Into ‘The Future’s Void’ With Intense ‘Satellites’ Video

"I got a brand new spell / Ain't comin' out that well," Erika M. Anderson chants at the end of "Satellites," the first track from her…
Marc Hogan / January 21, 2014

EMA Uncovers 2014 Album With Industro-Fuzz Giant ‘Satellites’

EMA will return in 2014 with a new album. Titled The Future's Void, the upcoming full-length serves as the follow-up to Erika M. Anderson's debut…
Kyle McGovern / December 11, 2013

Watch EMA’s Badass Home Movies in ‘Take One Two’ Video

EMA dropped a new single via her website today, "Take One Two," along with a corresponding video pieced together with footage the South Dakotan singer,…
Devon Maloney / February 14, 2012

EMA Adds Nirvana Cover to Deluxe ‘Past Life’

On solo debut Past Life Martyred Saints, SPIN's No. 3 album of 2011, Erika M. Anderson "rips open her stitches and lets us crawl inside,"
Marc Hogan / December 13, 2011

SPIN’s 20 Best Songs of 2011

Check out more of SPIN's countdowns of 2011's best music here: SPIN's 40 Best Rap Albums of 2011…
Charles Aaron / December 9, 2011

WeekSauce: SPIN’s Friday Night Highlights

• This week we found out the first posthumous Amy Winehouse album will be released on December 6. Perhaps more importantly, we learned the cover…
SPIN Staff / November 4, 2011

First Spin: Hear EMA’s Mesmerizing ‘Angelo’

Today, EMA is uncaging her Marked digital single and its B-side, "Angelo," is streaming right here. (There will be a limited run of 7" vinyl…
David Bevan / November 1, 2011

EMA Launches Tour With Beautifully Disastrous Seattle Show

Most musicians come out kicking and screaming on the first show of a new tour. Most artists get motivated by the excitement of starting a…
Charles Cross / October 11, 2011

The Style Issue: EMA

After her band imploded, Erika Anderson was ready to give up on music. then she made one of the year's unexpectedly great albums.
David Marchese / August 14, 2011

EXCLUSIVE: Watch EMA’s ‘Nevermind’ Music Video

"Endless Nameless" was the secret track on Nirvana's Nevermind, a shocking barrage of aggression, hidden after 10-plus minutes of silence on early CD versions of…
Peter Gaston / August 3, 2011

FREE ALBUM: SPIN Tribute to Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind’

SPIN's August issue pays tribute to the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind, and as part of our package we tapped some of our favorite contemporary…
SPIN Staff / July 19, 2011

Best of Berlin: U2, Jay-Z, Beyonce

Thursday, MTV's European Music Awards took place in Berlin, Germany, 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall. U2, Jay-Z, Katy Perry, Shakira, and…
Charly Wilder / November 6, 2009