Time Out says
CMJ. "Fuck California, you made me boring," begins "California," the druggy, droney highlight of Erika M. Anderson's debut, Past Life Martyred Saints. The album is obsessed with abuse, both physically and emotionally, and the music follows suit, maintaining a threatening edge that shines through its pilled-out haze. Former street busker and top-notch folk-soul violinist Marques Toliver opens.