By: Spacelab Research Staff
Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National are curating a new compilation for the Red Hot organization, a benefit CD to raise money for AIDS research. The compilation will be released in February of 2009.
Titled Dark Was the Night, the compilation will feature 32 songs in a two CD or three LP version and will clebrate the 20th anniversary of the Red Hot organization. They've also got a big list of big names on the release.
Contributors include Belle and Sebastian's Stuart Murdoch, Andrew Bird, Blonde Redhead, Bon Iver, The Books with Jose Gonzalez, Bright Eyes, My Brightest Diamond, Sigur Rós offshoot Riceboy Sleeps, Sufjan Stevens, Feist with Grizzly Bear, Feist with Ben Gibbard, Grizzly Bear, the Decemberists, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, the National with Nico Muhly, David Byrne and Dirty Projectors, Spoon, the New Pornographers, and TV on the Radio's David Sitek.