Friday, February 20, 2009

Charity Rock Rocks!

So there has been a lot of pre-release hype for a new compilation called, Dark Was the Night. It's a Red Hot compilation, which means all the proceeds benefit AIDS relief. If that's not reason enough for you to check it out, I should mention it's 2 discs, the music is over 2 hours long, almost every track is previously unreleased and it only cost me $12 at Waterloo. It's only $10 if you buy it online.

If you're still not convinced check out the artists featured on the comp:

Andrew Bird,
Arcade Fire,
Beach House (iTunes Version Only(?)),
Blonde Redhead,
Bon Iver,
David Byrne,
Cat Power & Dirty Delta Blues,
The Decemberists,
Dirty Projectors,
Kevin Drew,
Ben Gibbard,
Grizzly Bear,
Iron & Wine,
Jose Gonzalez,
Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings,
Stuart Murdoch,
My Brightest Diamond,
My Morning Jacket,
The National,
The New Pornographers,
Conor Oberst,
Sufjan Stevens,
Gillian Welch,
Yo La Tengo

Check out a sample after the jump...

The quality on this video kind of sucks, but I wanted you to hear at least a version of one of the Grizzly Bear songs from the compilation:

Grizzly Bear - Deep Blue Sea video via YouTube