Fucked Up to re-record 'Do They Know It's Christmas?'

Vampire Weekend, TV On The Radio and GZA already confirmed to feature

Hardcore heroes Fucked Up grace the cover of this week's NME. Frontman Pink Eyes sums up the band's uncompromising world-view by saying: "When we started we wanted to make the shows as physically intimidating as possible, great orgies of destruction." Pic: Danny North
Fucked Up are going to re-record the classic charity single 'Do They Know It's Christmas?'.

Using the $20,000 they got from winning the Polaris Prize, the Canadian band are going to release the single, a UK Number One in 1984, 1989 and 2004, featuring a host of artists.

"[We already have] David Cross, members of Vampire Weekend, TV On The Radio, Broken Social Scene, the GZA, Bob Mould, No Age, and Yo La Tengo all confirmed," frontman Pink Eyes told Vulture.

"I'm still waiting on confirmation from Feist, Jarvis Cocker and MIA. We wanted the biggest people we could get. If we could get a Jonas Brother on this, I would get a Jonas Brother," he added.

Set to raise money for less known charities such as Justice For The Missing, the band's record label Matador have confirmed the project will be happening, but a release date is yet to be announced.

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