Thursday, February 26, 2009

Dark Was The Night Compilation

What a great mix this is. Put together by 4AD to benefit The Red Hot Organization and their work on HIV/AIDS research. It has new material and covers from everyone from Buck 65 to Bon Iver.

The Dave Sitek song is just downright sick, we want more Sitek!

Go out and buy this now unless you love AIDS and/or hate music.

Disc 1:
1. Dirty Projectors and David Byrne: “Knotty Pine”
2. The Books and Jose Gonzalez: “Cello Song” (Nick Drake cover)
3. Feist and Ben Gibbard: “Train Song” (Vashti Bunyan cover)
4. Bon Iver: “Brackett, WI”
5. Grizzly Bear: “Deep Blue Sea”
6. The National: “So Far Around the Bend” (arrangement by Nico Muhly)
7. Yeasayer: “Tightrope”
8. My Brightest Diamond: “Feeling Good” (Nina Simone cover)
9. Kronos Quartet: “Dark Was the Night” (Blind Willie Johnson cover)
10. Antony and Bryce Dessner: “I Was Young When I Left Home” (Bob Dylan cover)
11. Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner: “Big Red Machine”
12. The Decemberists: “Sleepless”
13. Iron and Wine: “Stolen Houses (Die)”
14. Grizzly Bear and Feist: “Service Bell”
15. Sufjan Stevens: “You Are the Blood” (Castanets cover)

Disc 2:
1. Spoon: “Well-Alright”
2. Arcade Fire: “Lenin”
3. Beirut: “Mimizan”
4. My Morning Jacket: “El Caporal”
5. Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings: “Inspiration Information” (Shuggie Otis cover)
6. Dave Sitek: “With a Girl Like You” (The Troggs cover)
7. Buck 65 [feat. Sufjan Stevens and Serengeti]: “Blood Pt 2″ (Based on “You are the Blood” by Castanets)
8. The New Pornographers: “Hey, Snow White” (Destroyer cover)
9. Yo La Tengo: “Gentle Hour” (Snapper cover)
10. Stuart Murdoch: “Another Saturday” (Traditional)
11. Riceboy Sleeps: “Happiness”
12. Cat Power and Dirty Delta Blues: “Amazing Grace” (Traditional)
13. Andrew Bird: “The Giant of Illinois” (Handsome Family cover)
14. Conor Oberst and Gillian Welch: “Lua”
15. Blonde Redhead and Devestations: “When the Road Runs Out”
16. Kevin Drew: “Love vs. Porn”

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