EMA: Multi-Media Zine ‘Back To The Void’, Blogotheque session debuts

On September 11th EMA released bonus track “False Flag” which she describes as her “lost generation take on 9/11” on New Hive. Following up that important track, she has put together a 34 page multi-media zine Back To The Void. This zine “demonstrates how it feels to go from being relatively unknown to having a larger online presence, and how it feels when your online self slips out of your control.”

“At the tail end of 2011, in the middle of winter, I had a disturbing psychedelic experience where I became convinced that there was a Neuromancer inside of my brain,” says EMA.

“One of the things that unmoored me most was slowly losing control of my self-image. I started out taking most of my own press photos and creating a great deal of the imagery associated with my record…And then somewhere along the line things began to slip…Magazines wanted exclusive photos…I became self-conscious. I wore more makeup. I put a hand on my hip. I parted my lips ever so slightly…While there is something undeniably pleasing about seeing a beautiful image of yourself, overall I felt ashamed…I’d even seen it happen to many of the female artists who I had idolized as a teen. They started out grubby and raw and became increasingly polished. It can happen to anyone. I just fucking hated when it started happening to me.”

Take in Back Into The Void here.

In other EMA news, Blogothèque posted their latest ‘Take Away Show’ earlier today, featuring “Cthulu” and “Dead Celebrity” which filmed last month at Jungle Design in New York City. Watch the Derrick Belchm-directed session below.

The band just wrapped up a week of dates supporting Spoon in the mid-west. Still on tour, headlining dates begin tonight in Springfield.

Thursday, September, 25 – Bar and Arcade, Springfield MO
Friday, September, 26 – Pygmalion Music Festival, Champaign IL
Saturday, September, 27 – MidPoint Music Festival, Cincinnati OH
Monday, September, 29 – Beachland Tavern, Cleveland, OH
Tuesday, September, 30 – Drake Hotel, Toronto ON, Canada
Wednesday, October, 1 – Le Divan Orange, Montreal QC, Canada
Friday, October, 3 – The Space, Hamden CT
Saturday, October, 4 – Boot & Saddle (Red Bull Sound Select), Philadelphia PA
Sunday, October, 5 – Bowery Ballroom, New York NY**
Friday, October, 24 – Barboza, Seattle WA
Saturday, October 25 – Electric Owl, Vancouver BC, Canada
Sunday, October 26 – Mississippi Studios, Portland OR

** w/ Doldrums

The Future’s Void is out now on  CD, Cassette and LP (limited edition lavender vinyl) and available direct from The Matador Store.