Freeload: Dirty Projectors & David Byrne, “Knotty Pine”

Next month, Red Hot, the longstanding organization dedicated to fighting global AIDS, will release its 20th compilation to note its 20th year of existence, and this time around they’ve collected an indie rock justice league to record special covers, collaborations and exclusives for Dark Was The Night. Over the next month, they’ll be previewing a track a day on the Dark Was The Night MySpace, but to kick things off they’ve made the first song on the first disc available for free. And if the rest of the 31 songs are as good as this one, we might have to forget all about Animal Collective. Not really, but seriously, Dirty Projectors and David Byrne are match made in is-this-dude-crazy-or-just-kind-of-shy heaven and “Knotty Pine” just brought the sun out in New York. Check the tracklist after the jump and buy the Red Hot compilation on February 17th.


Download: Dirty Projectors & David Byrne, “Knotty Pine”

THIS DISC
1 Knotty Pine – Dirty Projectors + David Byrne
2 Cello Song (Nick Drake) – The Books featuring Jose Gonzalez
3 Train Song (Vashti Bunyan recorded, written by Alasdair Clayre) – Feist + Ben Gibbard
4 Brackett, WI – Bon Iver
5 Deep Blue Sea – Grizzly Bear
6 So Far Around the Bend – The National (arrangement by Nico Muhly)
7 Tightrope – Yeasayer
8 Feeling Good (popularized by Nina Simone) – My Brightest Diamond

9 Dark Was the Night (Blind Willie Johnson) – Kronos Quartet
10 I Was Young When I Left Home (Bob Dylan) – Antony + Bryce Dessner
11 Big Red Machine – Justin Vernon + Aaron Dessner
12 Sleepless – The Decemberists
13 Stolen Houses (Die) – Iron and Wine
14 Service Bell – Grizzly Bear + Feist
15 You Are The Blood – Sufjan Stevens

THAT DISC
1 Well-Alright – Spoon

2 Lenin – Arcade Fire
3 Mimizan – Beirut
4 El Caporal – My Morning Jacket
5 Inspiration Information (Shuggie Otis) – Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings
6 With A Girl Like You (The Troggs) – Dave Sitek
7 Blood Pt 2 (based on original song “You are the Blood” by the Castanets) – Buck 65 Remix (featuring Sufjan Stevens and Serengeti)
8 Hey, Snow White (Destroyer) – The New Pornographers
9 Gentle Hour (Snapper) – Yo La Tengo
10 Another Saturday (traditional song) – Stuart Murdoch

11 Happiness – Riceboy Sleeps
12 Amazing Grace (traditional song) – Cat Power and Dirty Delta Blues
13 The Giant Of Illinois (Handsome Family) – Andrew Bird
14 Lua – Conor Oberst + Gillian Welch
15 When the Road Runs Out – Blonde Redhead + Devastations
16 Love vs. Porn – Kevin Drew

POSTED January 15, 2009 1:30PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: ,

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