Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Dark Was the Night details, Dirty Projectors & David Byrne MP3

You've probably heard about the soon-to-be-released compilation by HIV/AIDS awareness group the Red Hot Organization entitled Dark Was the Night. The album will contain 31 songs by groups like Arcade Fire, Spoon, The National, Sufjan Stevens, Feist, Grizzly Bear, Bon Iver, and, as mentioned in the post title, a collaboration between Dirty Projectors & David Byrne which you can download below.

Dirty projectors & David Byrne - Knotty Pine (MP3)

Also, take time to stop by Dark Was the Night's MySpace page to hear a different song each day or so from the collection.

I can't wait to get my hands on this thing; the complete track list is almost unbelievably great. The collection will be available as a double CD, triple vinyl, and a download, so make sure you pick it up one way or another on February 17th to support a good cause and dramatically improve your music library.

Disc One
01 "Knotty Pine" - Dirty Projectors + David Byrne
02 "Cello Song (Nick Drake)" - The Books Feat. Jose Gonzalez
03 "Train Song" - Feist + Ben Gibbard
04 "Brackett, WI" - Bon Iver
05 "Deep Blue Sea" - Grizzly Bear
06 "So Far Around the Bend" - The National (arrangement by Nico Muhly)
07 "Tightrope" - Yeasayer
08 "Feeling Good" (popularized by Nina Simone) - My Brightest Diamond
09 "Dark Was the Night" (Blind Willie Johnson) - Kronos Quartet
10 "I Was Young When I Left Home" (Bob Dylan) - Antony + Bryce Dessner
11 "Big Red Machine" - Justin Vernon + Aaron Dessner
12 "Sleepless" - The Decemberists
13 "Stolen Houses" (Die) - Iron and Wine
14 "Service Bell" - Grizzly Bear + Feist
15 "You Are The Blood" - Sufjan Stevens

Disc Two
01 "Well-Alright" - Spoon
02 "Lenin" - Arcade Fire
03 "Mimizan" - Beirut
04 "El Caporal" - My Morning Jacket
05 "Inspiration Information" (Shuggie Otis) - Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
06 "With A Girl Like You" (The Troggs) - Dave Sitek
07 "Blood Pt 2" (based on original song "You are the Blood" by the Castanets) - Buck 65 Remix (featuring Sufjan Stevens and Serengeti)
08 "Hey, Snow White" (Destroyer) - The New Pornographers
09 "Gentle Hour" (Snapper) - Yo La Tengo
10 "Another Saturday" (traditional song) - Stuart Murdoch
11 "Happiness" - Riceboy Sleeps
12 "Amazing Grace" (traditional song) - Cat Power and Dirty Delta Blues
13 "The Giant Of Illinois" (Handsome Family) - Andrew Bird
14 "Lua" - Conor Oberst + Gillian Welch
15 "When the Road Runs Out" - Blonde Redhead + Devastations
16 "Love vs. Porn" - Kevin Drew


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