4AD Releases Benefit Compilation with Red Hot Organization

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British indie label 4AD has just announced details for its upcoming release of a benefit compilation for the Red Hot Organization, an international charity that raises awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS relief.

British indie label 4AD has just announced details for its upcoming release of a benefit compilation for the Red Hot Organization, an international charity that raises awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS relief. The album, entitled Dark Was The Night, is set to come out February 17, 2009, and will feature 32 tracks by an impressive list of artists. The record was produced by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of the Brooklyn indie rock group The National and John Carlin, founder of the Red Hot Organization. Upon release, it will be available as a double CD, triple vinyl, and electronic download.

Since its establishment in 1989, Red Hot has used music as a means to alleviate international HIV/AIDS, with over 7 million dollars in donations to show for its efforts. Dark Was The Night will be the organization?’s 20th compilation release.

The complete list of artists that recorded tracks for this release is:
Andrew Bird
Antony + Bryce Dessner
Arcade Fire
Beach House
Beirut
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
Spoon Sufjan
Stevens
Yeasayer
Yo La Tengo


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