CIMMfest & Empty Bottle present EMA / Trust / Mozart's Sister / Downtown Boys
Sunday, May 04, 2014 8:30 PM CDT
Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL
21 years and over
EMA teased us with a new track "Satellites" last month, released to rave reviews with Pitchfork giving it a Best New Music tag and hailing it as “The most bracing thing yet from an artist already more bracing than most.” ERIKA M ANDERSON, the stage name of EMA, continues to evoke a unique and ambitious sound that saw her recognized as one of the most singular artists to emerge in 2011, when she first played our stage before hitting Pitchfork Fest the next afternoon. Her highly-anticipated new record, The Future's Void, out April 7 on City Slang, questions social convention and rebels against the status quo in a fury of electro-shock punk therapy. Tonight's co-headlining show sees two boundary pushing artists returning to our stage for the first time in over two years, both on the heels of excellent new albums that are sure to catapult them back into the public consciousness in 2014. TRUST is the musical project of Toronto artist ROBERT ALFONS. After extensive touring behind the 2012 Juno-nominated debut album, TRST, which garnered glowing praise from Pitchfork, VICE, and The Guardian, TRUST's follow up, Joyland, will be released by Arts & Crafts on March 4, 2014. Similarly gloomy and heavy on the synths, Joyland is an eruption of guts, eels, and joy.