David Byrne, Sufjan Stevens, Gillian Welch, The National, Feist, many more contribute to Dark Was the Night comp

December 1, 2008  |  2:18pm
Today is World AIDS Day. Appropriately enough, it's also the day that the line-up was revealed for Dark Was the Night, a compilation release which will benefit AIDS/HIV awareness group, The Red Hot Organization.

Coming Feb. 17 in various formats (2CD, 3LP, digital download), Dark Was the Night was produced by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National and will feature 32 exclusive tracks. Oh, and did we mention it has a pretty incredible line-up? Because it does. Witness, in alphabetical order:

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

Phew. Not bad, right? No other details exist at the moment, but we'll keep you posted when a tracklist emerges for the project.

Related links:
Dark Was the Night announcement on BeggarsGroupUSA.com
RedHot.org
Cover Story: The National: Grow Up! Look Sharp! Be Responsible!

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