Posted in music on October 31, 2012

by Andrew Sacher

Heliotropes at Cake Shop earlier this month (more by Amanda Hatfield)

As tends to happen around Halloween, we've been getting a handful of thematically appropriate cover songs surfacing today, and this one comes from Heliotropes, who offer their take on "I Walked With A Zombie" by Roky Erickson and the Aliens. They speed up the tempo, but it's otherwise a pretty straightforward take on Roky's swaggering original, and a real enjoyable one at that. Have a listen for yourself below, where you'll also find the song's cover art, designed by Steve Manale (who also did the Scott Pilgrim comic book).

Heliotropes - "I Walked With A Zombie" (Roky Erickson & the Aliens Cover)


Roky Erickson is touring and will be in NYC soon.

In other Heliotropes news, NYC Taper just posted his recording of their set from his non-CMJ day party at Cake Shop which you can download at his site.



Comments (7)


Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2012 10:00 PM

deap valley needs to be sacrificed

Posted by games | October 31, 2012 10:27 PM

Heliotropes > Deap Valley. Also proves that Brooklyn > LA.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2012 3:43 AM

Great cover.

Posted by Anonymous | November 1, 2012 6:26 AM

They covered Nirvana at our non-CMJ show, and its the last song on the recording.

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Posted by Michal | February 24, 2013 5:07 PM

She has really nice hair.

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