Posts Tagged ‘13th floor elevators’

Album reviews

FRANKIE AND THE WITCH FINGERS: BRAIN TELEPHONE

September 14th, 2017

Frankie and the Witch Fingers are so studied in their take on Back To The Grave comp rock that their new album Brain Telephone is a hell of a lot of fun. Is FUN the new F-word? Fuck it.

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ALBUM PREMIERE: FRANKIE AND THE WITCH FINGERS ‘BRAIN TELEPHONE’

September 11th, 2017

L.A.'s Frankie and the Witch Fingers are about to release their new Brain Telephone album this Friday on Permanent, and it's ten freaked out first-album Elevators/Lollipop Shoppe/maybe-the-nuttier-Seeds? mindblown rock 'n' roll songs, bristling with sci-fi effects and transdimensional psychedelic imagery. They'll be celebrating releasing this record at the Echo this Friday with Pow!, the Mad Walls and DJs Sammie Pearson and Peri Levin, and they're raffling off handscreened copies if you buy your tix at the Highland Park Permanent location, too. (If you saw the handscreened Mind Meld LPs, you'll be into this.) They've got a few more local shows before they leave on tour in October—full schedule below!

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NIGHT BEATS: WHY NOT TAKE DESSERT WITH DINNER?

January 19th, 2016

Night Beats first exploded into the wider world with a 2010 song called “H-Bomb,” so it makes sense that their newest album Who Sold My Generation (Heavenly) feels more than a little post-apocalyptic. Like the title—which is not a question, you’ll note—indicates, whatever happened has already happened, and now we’re all dealing with the aftermath. Band founder Danny Lee Blackwell speaks now about the soul, the sold and what happens if you miss the last train to Jordan. They perform tonight at the Echo. This interview by Kristina Benson and Chris Ziegler.

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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."