Roki For Now

Album: The Mindeater EP (2011)
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  • "Roki" is Roky Erickson, a singer/songwriter who founded the '60s group 13th Floor Elevators, and a friend of Dominic Cipolla and Will Oldham of Phantom Family Halo. Cipolla told us regarding this song: "One day I shared a little time with Roky Erickson and his wife Dana. A few things they said stuck with me."
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