— On June 7, the British label Sonic Cathedral will release The Psychedelic Sounds of the Sonic Cathedral, a tribute album to Roky Erickson and the 13th Floor Elevators. It features Roky songs interpreted by My Bloody Valentine’s Kevin Shields (joining Le Volume Courbe), the Black Angels (joined by Roky himself), A Place to Bury Strangers, Dead Meadow, and more.
— On April 26 in the U.S., the French dance label Kitsuné will digitally release Kitsuné Maison 9: The Petit Bateau Edition or The Cotton Issue, the latest addition to its series of compilations. Washed Out, Crookers, Holy Ghost!, Silver Columns, and others contribute tracks. You can download a mini-mix of the compilation here.
— Cloud Cult will release their new Running With the Wolves digital EP on April 20, Earth Day. It includes the group’s version of Bob Dylan’s “Mr. Tambourine Man”. Light Chasers, the new Cloud Cult full-length, is due this August.
— The Beale Street Music Festival comes to Memphis April 30 – May 2. The bill includes the Flaming Lips, Band of Horses, the B-52s, Drive-By Truckers, Booker T & the MGs, T-Model Ford, and Yo Gotti, as well as stuff like Limp Bizkit.