Friday, December 26, 2008

Fresh From The National's Blog...

The National's Dessner brothers, (Aaron & Bryce) have produced a charity record called Dark Was The Night for the Red Hot Organization available worldwide February 17th on 4AD Records. All profits from the sale of this record will go to fight the HIV/AIDS pandemic. The album features 32 exclusive tracks and will be released as a double CD and on triple vinyl (Ooooh, deluxe package with gate-fold? We can only hope...)

Additionally, they wrote and recorded a new song for the record called So Far Around The Bend. Aaron and Bryce also collaborate on the record with Bon Iver (The Musicologist's #18 album of 2007) and Antony Hegarty (of Antony & The Johnsons / Hercules & Love Affair) respectively.

Please help support this very important cause by spreading the word and picking up the album in February 2009.

The full artist list:
Andrew Bird
Antony & Bryce Dessner
Arcade Fire
Beach House
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 (TV On The Radio)
Sufjan Stevens
Yo La Tengo

That's the all-star jammy-jam of the century (nine years in so far, but it'll be hard to beat what with the impending apocalypse and all...)

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