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

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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 
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
Sufjan Stevens 
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
Cover Story: The National: Grow Up! Look Sharp! Be Responsible!

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