V/A - Day Of The Dead (5xCD)


4AD are pleased to announce the release of Day of the Dead, a celebration of the Grateful Dead’s music. Day of the Dead was created and curated by brothers Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National. The compilation is a wide­ranging tribute to the songwriting and experimentalism of the Dead which took four years to record, features over 60 artists from varied musical backgrounds, 59 tracks and is almost 6 hours long. All profits will help fight for AIDS/ HIV and related health issues around the world through the Red Hot Organization, a 501(c)3. This is the 20th album of original music produced by Red Hot to further its mission. Day of the Dead is the follow up to 2009’s Dark Was The Night (4AD), a 32­track, multi­artist compilation also produced by Aaron and Bryce for Red Hot. Dark Was The Night has raised over 1.5 million dollars for the organizations fighting AIDS to date.

The War on Drugs - Touch of Grey

Phosphorescent, Jenny Lewis & Friends - Sugaree

Jim James & Friends - Candyman

The Lone Bellow & Friends - Dire Wolf

Courtney Barnett - New Speedway Boogie

Mumford & Sons - Friend of the Devil

Bruce Hornsby and DeYarmond Edison - Black Muddy River

The National - Morning Dew

Anohni and yMusic - Black Peter

Ed Droste, Binki Shapiro & Friends - Loser

Perfume Genius, Sharon Van Etten & Friends - To Lay Me Down

Kurt Vile and the Violators (featuring J Mascis) - Box of Rain

Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Friends - Rubin and Cherise

The Lone Bellow & Friends - Me and My Uncle

Moses Sumney, Jenny Lewis & Friends - Cassidy

Lucius - Uncle John’s Band

Lee Ranaldo, Lisa Hannigan & Friends - Mountains of the Moon

Cass McCombs, Joe Russo & Friends - Dark Star

Nightfall of Diamonds - Nightfall of Diamonds

Tim Hecker - Transitive Refraction Axis for John Oswald

Tunde Adebimpe, Lee Ranaldo & Friends - Playing in the Band

Richard Reed Parry with Caroline Shaw and Little Scream (featuring Garth Hudson) - Brokedown Palace

The National - Peggy-O

Bryce Dessner - Garcia Counterpoint

Daniel Rossen, Christopher Bear and The National (featuring Josh Kaufman, Conrad Doucette, So Percussion and Brooklyn Youth Chorus) - Terrapin Station (Suite)

Orchestra Baobab - Clementine Jam

Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks - China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider

This Is the Kit - Jack-A-Roe

Bill Callahan - Easy Wind

Ira Kaplan & Friends - Wharf Rat

Lucinda Williams & Friends - Going Down The Road Feelin' Bad

Sam Amidon - And We Bid You Goodnight

The Walkmen - Ripple

Marijuana Deathsquads - Truckin’

The Flaming Lips - Dark Star

Local Natives - Stella Blue

Unknown Mortal Orchestra - Shakedown Street

Orchestra Baobab - Franklin’s Tower

Tal National - Eyes of the World

Bela Fleck - Help on the Way

The Rileys - Estimated Prophet

s t a r g a z e - What’s Become of the Baby

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