Arcade Fire, Dave Sitek, Yeasayer for new AIDS charity compilation

Plus Beirut, Cat Power and Iron & Wine contribute

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Arcade Fire, Dave Sitek, Yeasayer, Cat Power and Iron & Wine are among the artists who have contributed to a new compilation album released in conjunction with the Red Hot charity.

The album, 'Dark Was The Night', will be released on February 16, with profits going to Red Hot – which raises money and awareness to combat AIDS worldwide.

The album will feature a rare Arcade Fire song, 'When Lenin Was Little', while TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek has covered The Troggs' 'A Girl Like You' for the album.

Also included is a collaboration between Conor Oberst and Gillian Welch, on the song 'Lua'.

The album will be a double album, with one side showcasing folk-led music with the other showcasing rock-led songs.

Artists who have contributed to the album are:

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 (TV On The Radio)
Spoon
Sufjan Stevens
Yeasayer
Yo La Tengo


See the new issue of NME, out tomorrow (December 3) for the full lowdown on the album.

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