Dark Was The Night

dark-was-the-night4ad has gathered a “who’s-who” of indie-music heaveyweights to put together “Dark Was The Night”.

Released as a double CD, triple LP or as a digital download, the album’s array of unreleased tracks will benefit the Red Hot Organization – a charity dedicated to spreading AIDS awareness.Red Hot was founded on the premise that even without a cure, AIDS remains a preventable disease – using music as a great vehicle to raise both money and awareness for it. This is also the twentieth year of Red Hot as well as their twentieth compilation.

The album was produced by The National’s Aaron and Bryce Dessner and compiles a whopping 32 tracks of duets, interludes and remixes. My favorite tracks are 60’s covers; Vashti Bunyan’s “Train Song” as covered by Ben Gibbard/Feist duet, and a cover of Nick Drake’s “Cello Song” by Jose Gonzalez and Books.

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Full artist lineup after the jump.

The impressive lineup of artists on this compilation is as follows:

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