Posts Tagged ‘13th floor elevators’

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THE 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS’ RONNIE LEATHERMAN: WE WOULD’VE BEEN GUNSLINGERS

May 7th, 2015

At the very end of the 13th Floor Elevators’ long discography is a ghostly version of “May The Circle Be Unbroken,” recorded at a distance by Roky Erickson as his band faded away. If we were writing a month ago, that would be where everything had ended. But last month, something unexpected happened: the announcement of a reunion of the surviving line-up from the Elevators’ epochal Psychedelic Sounds LP, who will triumphantly headline Austin Psych Fests’ Levitation this weekend. With much-appreciated help, L.A. RECORD was able to secure three Elevators interviews. Today, Chris Ziegler takes a first-person tour through Elevators history with bassist Ronnie Leatherman, who watched the band form, played on Psychedelic Sounds and then returned for Bull Of The Woods and the final moments of the band.

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L.A. WITCH “KILL MY BABY TONIGHT”

May 6th, 2015

Bleaked-out song from L.A. Witch that plays like the Shangri-Las and Shadow Morton trying to make their own version of the 13th Floor Elevators' Bull of the Woods—reverb, desolation and no happy endings!

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MAYFLOWER MADAME “LOVESICK”

April 29th, 2015

Powerfully lysergic reverb rock from Norway's Mayflower Madame, who land somewhere between the Black Angels, the Swampland-era Scientists and Stacy Sutherland locked in a cave with a guitar and a microphone on their new single "Lovesick."

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REALLY RED: TEACHING YOU THE FEAR: THE COMPLETE DISCOGRAPHY

February 7th, 2015

True to the name, Really Red was far too unironically left-wing and liberationist not merely for MTV, but for even the narrowest-gauge Eighties rock stardom. And the band, to their everlasting credit, appeared not to give the first fuck for any of that. That more than any other reason is why part of the secret history of American hardcore—the one as yet unwritten by fanboys and pop-narcs—is right here on these 44 tracks, with some ace liners to prove it.

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MIXTAPE: LESLIE AND THE BADGERS

September 13th, 2009

ramon felix Download: L.A. RECORD mixtape by Leslie and the Badgers Leslie and the Badgers are currently in residency at the Echo every Monday night, and L.A. RECORD will be sponsoring their final night on Sept. 28 with Sian Alice Group, Paperplanes and Best Coast.…

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