Named for the Latvian goddess of light, Austra are an electronic band from Toronto, ON, Canada comprising Katie Stelmanis (principal songwriter), Maya Postepski, and Dorian Wolf. They débuted with the single "The Beat and the Pulse" (November 2010, One Big Silence), and their latest release is "Olympia" (June 2013, Domino) .
There are 2 artists named EMA: 1) EMA is Erika Anderson is an American singer and songwriter from South Dakota. Originally the lead singer of the band Gowns, she released her debut album Little Sketches on Tape in 2010 on Night People. In 2011 EMA released her second album Past Life Martyred Saints, which has received many positive reviews.
Esmerine is an experimental group started in 2003 by Bruce Cawdron and Beckie Foon, who have contributed to other Montreal-based bands as Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Set Fire to Flames, and A Silver Mt. Zion.
Forest Swords is one producer, Matthew Barnes, from The Wirral/Liverpool, UK. A unique blend of jagged hip-hop and R&B beats, looping guitar lines and manipulated samples, his evocative and emotional music reflects the sprawling Wirral landscape of river, coastland and woodland with all the haunting melodies of nearby city Liverpool’s enviable pop history.
Grimes is the alias of the electronic musician Claire Boucher (born in 17 March 1988 in Vancouver, Canada and based in Montreal). Her music is an eclectic mix of styles which she described herself as "ADD music", because it shifts frequently and dramatically. She fuses contemporary instrumentation with classical vocal practices.
Volker Bertelmann is a composer/pianist (born October 11, 1966 in Ferndorf, Kreuztal, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany), who currently resides in Düsseldorf, North Rhine-Westphalia, where he has lived since 1990 after he moved from Cologne. He started releasing music as Hauschka in 2004.
There at at least 3 artists named Howler: 1. Howler is a garage rock band from Minneapolis, Minnesota. The band's permanent lineup consists of Jordan Gatesmith (vocals, guitar), Max Petrek (bass), Ian Nygaard (guitar), and Rory MacMurdo (drums). The Free Drunk Songfacts reports that on the strength of an EP and their live show, the quartet were signed by Rough Trade Records.
Jóhann Jóhannsson is an Iceland-born musician, composer and producer. Jóhann's stately, slow-building and hauntingly melodic music, which frequently combines electronics with classical orchestrations, has been quietly bewitching listeners since he released his first solo record Englabörn in 2002 on the well respected British label Touch.
With his debut single “Out Getting Ribs/ Has This Hit”, King Krule (formerly known as Zoo Kid, but still the musical alias of 19 year old Archy Marshall) announced himself as the startling voice of a new generation; his unexpectedly deep and mournful baritone tracing fissures of disappointment and disorientation to devastating effect.
Mike Hadreas, also known as Perfume Genius is a singer/songwriter from Seattle, Washington, US. Perfume Genius began when he moved from New York to his mother's home in Everett, WA. In these relatively isolated conditions, Hadreas felt a compulsion to make music and began composing fragile yet brutally honest songs on the piano.
Young Magic is a Brooklyn, NY, USA based collective, producing beats, boogie, psych and soul. Sites: Vimeo, BandCamp, Twitter and Facebook