Posted in music on December 1, 2008

Dark Was the NightDark Was the Night

"What a fitting day to announce the complete list of artists involved with our upcoming album DARK WAS THE NIGHT - the February 17th 4AD release that will benefit the Red Hot Organization. It's World AIDS Day, and in honor of that, we bring you the exciting news."
More info on the previously mentioned comp below...

DARK WAS THE NIGHT - (A Red Hot compilation)

full artist list + release date confirmed + album cover finalized

On the occasion of WORLD AIDS DAY today, December 1st, we are very pleased to announce the official release date, complete list of participating artists and cover art for the upcoming 4AD release DARK WAS THE NIGHT.

Dark Was The Night will be released on February 17th, 2009. Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National produced the album, and John Carlin, the founder of the Red Hot Organization was the executive producer. A total of 32 exclusive tracks have been recorded for the compilation. It will be available as a double cd/triple vinyl/download and will benefit the Red Hot Organization - an international charity dedicated to raising funds and awareness for HIV and AIDS. Red Hot was founded on the premise that even without a cure, AIDS remains a preventable disease - and music is a great vehicle to raise money and awareness for it. This is the 20th year of Red Hot, and this is the 20th release!

The complete list of artists (in alphabetical order) that recorded tracks for this release is:
Andrew Bird
Antony + Bryce Dessner
Arcade Fire
Beach House
Beirut
Blonde Redhead + Devastations
Bon Iver
Bon Iver & Aaron Dessner
The Books featuring Jose Gonzalez
Buck 65 Remix (featuring Sufjan Stevens and Serengeti)
Cat Power and Dirty Delta Blues
The Decemberists
Dirty Projectors + David Byrne
Kevin Drew
Feist + Ben Gibbard
Grizzly Bear
Grizzly Bear + Feist
Iron & Wine
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
Kronos Quartet
Stuart Murdoch
My Brightest Diamond
My Morning Jacket
The National
The New Pornographers
Conor Oberst & Gillian Welch
Riceboy Sleeps
Dave Sitek
Spoon
Sufjan Stevens
Yeasayer
Yo La Tengo

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Comments (15)

wow

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2008 3:44 PM

seriously. someone jacked my ipod!

Posted by sloweducation | December 1, 2008 3:45 PM

can we just be impressed with this list of artists and do without the hackneyed, "shite, lacks _______, and insert other snarky comment here?"

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2008 5:54 PM

Holy crap, this is an amazing list.

Gragh, too late for Christmas...

Posted by jenny_decimal | December 1, 2008 6:19 PM

Way to go community, doing something decent!

Posted by Richagram | December 1, 2008 6:51 PM

who is Riceboy Sleeps?

Posted by Anonymous | December 1, 2008 6:57 PM

not enough dan deacon


hard day at work guy agrees

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2008 7:51 AM

Riceboy Sleeps is Jonsi from Sigur Ros and his boyfriend Alex Somers.

Posted by Anonymous | December 2, 2008 11:24 AM

serengeti is top notch. check out his other stuff, i'm tellin you...

Posted by j min | December 12, 2008 1:39 PM

i was surprised to hear dave sitek's a girl like you, i immediately recognized the sample from old-school thai-based supaphorn's lua chan see. find that track if you can, it's much better

Posted by asad | February 22, 2009 2:39 PM

I don't mean to sound ungrateful because the CD's are something else, but what about the other seven tracks detailed on the inner sleeve entitled 'That CD'. Am I missing something here? (apart from a 3rd CD!)

Posted by david | February 23, 2009 3:49 PM

Wow, Logo is unique and artistic

Posted by Bisnis Online | May 18, 2009 9:36 PM

in shepia mode?

Posted by oes tsetnoc | September 18, 2009 1:58 PM

i was surprised to hear dave sitek's a girl like you, i immediately recognized the sample from old-school thai-based supaphorn's lua chan see. find that track if you can, it's much better

Posted by توبيكات | January 13, 2010 2:41 PM

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