Roky Erickson with Okkervil River: “True Love Cast Out All Evil”
My review of True Love Cast Out All Evil— the much talked-about return of Roky Erickson and collaboration with Okkervil River– is posted today at CT. This one is among my favorite things I’ve heard this year, singular and moving in how it translates Erickson’s haunting life story into blood-letting, demon-excising rock and roll. It’s also a masterpiece of collaboration– it may tell Erickson’s story, but the Okkervils are instrumental to bringing it to life. All in all, a really special recording.