August 10, 2012 20:58
Hot Chip, Scissor Sisters, Robyn to cover Arthur Russell on new charity compilation
'This Is How We Walk on the Moon' will raise money for HIV/Aids charity Red Hot Organization
Hot Chip, Scissor Sisters and Robyn are some of the artists set to cover the work of cult musician Arthur Russell on a new compilation album.
Entitled 'This Is How We Walk on the Moon', it will raise funds for the Red Hot Organization, an HIV/Aids charity. Russell died in 1992 of an Aids-related illness.
Twin Shadow, Washed Out, José Gonzalez, Sam Amidon, Sandro Perri, Nico Muhly and Owen Pallett will all also feature on the charity album, as well as Devendra Banhart - pictured right - reports The Guardian. Of Russell, Banhart says: "I moved to New York because of Arthur Russell. He's my favourite musician."
The album currently does not have a release date.
Meanwhile, Hot Chip are set to hit the road for a UK tour this autumn. The electro band will play seven dates kicking off at Norwich UEA on October 8 before taking in dates in Leeds, Birmingham, Manchester, Bristol and Southampton. They will wrap up their jaunt at London's O2 Brixton Academy on October 19.
To check the availability of Hot Chip tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.
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