Day of the Dead Tribute Album Releases Today

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‘Day of the Dead’ – A Grateful Dead Tribute Benefitting The Red Hot Organization Out Today On 4AD

May 20, 2016 – Day of the Dead — a celebration of the Grateful Dead’s music — is out today on 4AD. The 59 track compilation was created and curated by brothers Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National. The album is a wide-ranging tribute to the songwriting and experimentalism of the Dead which took four years to record, features over 60 artists from varied musical backgrounds. All profits will help fight for AIDS/ HIV and related health issues around the world through the Red Hot Organization, a 501(c)3.

The album is available for streaming here. The vinyl version of the compilation will become available September 9th and can be pre-ordered via the 4AD store beginning June 9th. The National performed “Morning Dew” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last week and tomorrow the band and Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy will perform additional songs from the compilation on CBS This Morning’s “Saturday Sessions.”

Day of The Dead Tracklist:

The War on Drugs – Touch of Grey
Phosphorescent, Jenny Lewis & Friends – Sugaree
Jim James & Friends – Candyman
The Lone Bellow & Friends – Dire Wolf
Courtney Barnett – New Speedway Boogie
Mumford & Sons – Friend of the Devil
Bruce Hornsby and DeYarmond Edison – Black Muddy River
The National – Morning Dew
Anohni and yMusic – Black Peter
Ed Droste, Binki Shapiro & Friends – Loser
Perfume Genius, Sharon Van Etten & Friends – To Lay Me Down
Kurt Vile and the Violators (featuring J Mascis) – Box of Rain
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Friends – Rubin and Cherise
The Lone Bellow & Friends – Me and My Uncle
Moses Sumney, Jenny Lewis & Friends – Cassidy
Lucius – Uncle John’s Band
Lee Ranaldo, Lisa Hannigan & Friends – Mountains of the Moon
Cass McCombs, Joe Russo & Friends – Dark Star
Nightfall of Diamonds – Nightfall of Diamonds
Tim Hecker – Transitive Refraction Axis for John Oswald
Tunde Adebimpe, Lee Ranaldo & Friends – Playing in the Band
Richard Reed Parry with Caroline Shaw and Little Scream (featuring Garth Hudson) – Brokedown Palace
The National – Peggy-O
Bryce Dessner – Garcia Counterpoint
Daniel Rossen, Christopher Bear and The National (featuring Josh Kaufman, Conrad Doucette, So Percussion and Brooklyn Youth Chorus) – Terrapin Station (Suite)
Orchestra Baobab – Clementine Jam
Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks – China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
This Is the Kit – Jack-A-Roe
Bill Callahan – Easy Wind
Ira Kaplan & Friends – Wharf Rat
Lucinda Williams & Friends – Going Down The Road Feelin’ Bad
Sam Amidon – And We Bid You Goodnight
The Walkmen – Ripple
Marijuana Deathsquads – Truckin’
The Flaming Lips – Dark Star
Local Natives – Stella Blue
Unknown Mortal Orchestra – Shakedown Street
Orchestra Baobab – Franklin’s Tower
Tal National – Eyes of the World
Bela Fleck – Help on the Way
The Rileys – Estimated Prophet
s t a r g a z e – What’s Become of the Baby
Vijay Iyer – King Solomon’s Marbles
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy – If I Had the World to Give
Phosphorescent & Friends – Standing on the Moon
The Tallest Man on Earth & Friends – Ship of Fools
Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Friends – Bird Song
Hiss Golden Messenger – Brown-Eyed Women
Real Estate – Here Comes Sunshine
Charles Bradley and Menahan Street Band – Cumberland Blues
Man Forever, So Percussion and Oneida – Drums -> Space
Fucked Up – Cream Puff War
Mina Tindle & Friends – Rosemary
Daniel Rossen and Christopher Bear – High Time
Luluc with Xylouris White – Till the Morning Comes
Winston Marshall, Kodiak Blue and Shura – Althea
Angel Olsen – Attics of My Life
Wilco with Bob Weir – St. Stephen (live)
The National with Bob Weir – I Know You Rider (live)

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