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Hear The National, War on Drugs, Jenny Lewis, and others play the Grateful Dead

March 25, 2016 - Uncategorized

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For several years, The National’s Bryce and Aaron Dessner have been collecting musical tributes to the Grateful Dead by a variety of their fave artists, from Sharon Van Etten to the Flaming Lips to Real Estate. Finally, the long-anticipated set, Day of the Dead, will be out May 20. It’s a 59-track, six-hour box set (tracklist below) benefiting the HIV/AIDS organization Red Hot. For now, enjoy these lovely selections just released as a preview! My favorite of the five so far is The National’s cover of “Morning Dew,” a song penned in 1961 by Bonnie Dobson and later popularized by the Dead.


Day of the Dead (Amazon)











Day of the Dead:


Touch of Grey • The War on Drugs

Sugaree • Phosphorescent, Jenny Lewis & Friends

Candyman • Jim James & Friends

Cassidy • Moses Sumney, Jenny Lewis & Friends

Black Muddy River • Bruce Hornsby & De Yarmond Edison

Loser • Ed Droste, Binki Shapiro & Friends

Peggy-O • The National

Box of Rain • Kurt Vile and the Violators (featuring J Mascis)

Rubin & Cherise • Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Friends

To Lay Me Down • Perfume Genius, Sharon Van Etten & Friends

New Speedway Boogie • Courtney Barnett

Friend of the Devil • Mumford and Sons

Uncle John’s Band • Lucius

Me and My Uncle • The Lone Bellow & Friends

Mountains of the Moon • Lee Ranaldo, Lisa Hannigan & Friends

Black Peter • Anohni and yMusic

Garcia Counterpoint • Bryce Dessner

Terrapin Station (Suite) • Daniel Rossen, Christopher Bear & The National (featuring Josh Kaufman, Conrad Doucette, So Percussion & Brooklyn Youth Chorus)

Attics of My Life • Angel Olsen

St. Stephen • Wilco with Bob Weir (live)

If I Had the World to Give • Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy

Standing on the Moon • Phosphorescent & Friends

Cumberland Blues • Charles Bradley and Menahan Street Band

Ship of Fools • The Tallest Man On Earth & Friends

Bird Song • Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Friends

Morning Dew • The National

Truckin’ • Marijuana Death Squads

Dark Star • Cass McCombs, Joe Russo & Friends

Nightfall of Diamonds • Nightfall of Diamonds

Transitive Refraction Axis for John Oswald • Tim Hecker

Going Down The Road Feeling Bad • Lucinda Williams & Friends

Playing in the Band • Tunde Adebimpe, Lee Ranaldo & Friends

Stella Blue • Local Natives

Eyes of the World • Tal National

Help On The Way • Béla Fleck

Franklin’s Tower • Orchestra Baobab

Til the Morning Comes • Luluc with Xylouris White

Ripple • The Walkmen

Brokedown Palace • Richard Reed Parry with Caroline Shaw and Little Scream (featuring Garth Hudson)

Here Comes Sunshine • Real Estate

Shakedown Street • Unknown Mortal Orchestra

Brown-Eyed Women • Hiss Golden Messenger

Jack-A-Roe • This Is The Kit

High Time • Daniel Rosen and Christopher Bear

Dire Wolf • The Lone Bellow & Friends

Althea • Winston Marshall, Kodiak Blue and Shura

Clementine Jam • Orchestra Baobab

China Cat Sunflower · I Know You Rider • Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks

Easy Wind • Bill Callahan

Wharf Rat • Ira Kaplan & Friends

Estimated Prophet • The Rileys

Drums · Space • Man Forever / So Percussion / Onieda

Cream Puff War • Fucked Up

Dark Star • The Flaming Lips

What’s Become of the Baby • s t a r g a z e

King Solomon’s Marbles • Vijay Iyer

Rosemary • Mina Tindle & Friends

And We Bid You Goodnight • Sam Amidon

I Know You Rider • The National with Bob Weir (live)


Source: Boing Boing

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