EMA Announces New EP and Shares New Song “MopTops (Twist While the World Stops)”

Outtakes From Exile EP Due Out February 2, 2018 via City Slang

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Singer/songwriter/guitarist EMA (aka Erika M. Anderson) released a new album, Exile in the Outer Ring, back in August via City Slang. Now she has announced an accompanying EP, Outtakes From Exile, and shared a new song from it, "MopTops (Twist While the World Stops)." The EP features five tracks and is due out February 2, 2018 via City Slang. Check out the song below, followed by the EP's tracklist and EMA's upcoming tour dates (mainly European dates opening for Depeche Mode). Above is the EP's cover art.

Anderson had this to say about the song in a press release: "I made this song two years ago with my friend Severiano Martinez who also worked on 'Amnesia Haze' and 'Fire Water Air LSD.' 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!"

Read our recent Protest article with EMA where she writes about how automation and robots will affect artists and society in general.

EMA Tour Dates:

Jan. 15 Dresden, DE @ Groovestation
Jan. 16 Berlin, DE @ Auster-Club
Jan. 17 Berlin, DE @ Mercedes-Benz Arena (w/ Depeche Mode)
Jan. 19 Berlin, DE @ Mercedes-Benz Arena (w/ Depeche Mode)
Jan. 21 Nuremburg, DE @ Arena Nürnberger (w/ Depeche Mode)
Jan. 23 Paris, FR @ Le Supersonic Festival
Jan. 24 Bordeaux, FR @ Bordeaux Metropole Arena (w/ Depeche Mode)
Jan. 26 Luzern, CH @ Sedel
Jan. 27 Milan, IT @ Mediolanum Forum (w/ Depeche Mode)
Jan. 29 Milan, IT @ Mediolanum Forum (w/ Depeche Mode)
Jan. 31 Prague, CZ @ O2 Arena (w/ Depeche Mode)
Feb. 01 Brno, CZ @ Leitnerova Club 
Feb. 02 Budapest, HU @ BSA (w/ Depeche Mode)
Feb. 03 Kosice, SK @ Tabačka Kulturfabrik
Feb. 04 Vienna, AT @ Stadhalle (w/ Depeche Mode) 

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