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

Plus Beirut, Cat Power and Iron & Wine contribute

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


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)


Sufjan Stevens


Yo La Tengo

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