the 13th floor elevators


V.21 No.39 | 9/27/2012

Aural Fixation

Breakup Mix

I’m not breaking up with anybody. I’m just breaking up with my job, so I made you this mix. We’ll always have the music!

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V.19 No.21 | 5/27/2010
Roky Erikson on the cover of   True Love Cast Out All Evil

Aural Fixation

We Did Miss You, Roky Erickson

Okkervil River helps pioneer of psychedelic rock tell his stories

After a decades-long saga of legal troubles, drug abuse and mental illness, Roky Erickson—frontman of The 13th Floor Elevators, the ’60s garage band often credited with inventing psychedelic rock—has released an album that is both redemptive and cathartic. True Love Cast Out All Evil is a selection of songs written by Erickson over his entire career, chronicling an emotional journey—from incarceration in a prison for the criminally insane to his self-imposed isolation in a squalid housing project, and beyond.

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