Light In the Attic announced May The Circle Remain Unbroken: A Tribute to Roky Erickson, a new compilation album that features cover versions of songs by the late psych-rock pioneer recorded by various other artists. Contributors include Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy, Margo Price, Neko Case, Ty Segall, Gary Clark Jr. and Eve Monsees, Lucinda Williams, Chelsea Wolfe, and more. The album will be released on July 17th as an exclusive vinyl release on Record Store Day. There will also be a bonus RSD-only Flexi-Disc that contains a previously unreleased Erickson track called “Love Heiroglyphics” that was recorded in the 1970s. Check out the cover and track list below.
The album, approved by the Erickson estate, was produced by Bill Bentley, who previously edited the 1990 Erickson tribute album Where the Pyramid Meets the Eye. Last year, 13th Floor Elevators: A Visual History was published, a book that records the history of the group. A CD version of the new tribute album will be released later this year.
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May the circle remain unbroken: A tribute to Roky Erickson
01 Billy F Gibbons: “(I have) levitation”
02 Mosshart Sexton: “Star Eyes”
03 Jeff Tweedy: “For you (I would do anything)”
04 Lyyn Castle & Mark Lanegan: “A Clear Night for Love”
05 The black angels: “Don’t fall down”
06 Neko case: “Be and take me home”
07 Margo Prize: “Red Temple Prayer (two-headed dog)”
08 Gary Clark Jr. and Eve Monsees: “Roller Coaster”
09 Ty Segall: “Night of the Vampire”
10 Lucinda Williams: “You will miss me”
11 Chelsea Wolfe: “If You Have Ghosts”
12 Brogan Bentley: “May the circle remain unbroken”