Grateful Dead tribute album to feature The National, Flaming Lips, War on Drugs

Grateful Dead tribute Day of the Dead
On May 20, 4AD will release Day of the Dead, a new Grateful Dead tribute album organized and curated by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National. The compilation is actually quite massive, featuring 59 songs and spanning almost six hours. It’ll be released digitally, as a 5 CD set and a limited edition vinyl box set, with proceeds going toward the Red Hot Organization, which helps fight AIDS/HIV around the world. There are also a lot of big names on the compilation, including several appearances by The National, Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Flaming Lips, Wilco, The War on Drugs, Courtney Barnett, Phosphorescent, Jenny Lewis, Kurt Vile, Angel Olsen, Perfume Genius, Charles Bradley, Orchestra Baobab, Real Estate and Bill Callahan, among many others.
Take a look at the tracklist below.
Day of the Dead tracklist:
“Thunder” (Vol.1)
1. Touch of Grey – The War on Drugs
2. Sugaree – Phosphorescent, Jenny Lewis & Friends
3. Candyman – Jim James & Friends
4. Cassidy – Moses Sumney, Jenny Lewis & Friends
5. Black Muddy River – Bruce Hornsby and DeYarmond Edison
6. Loser – Ed Droste, Binki Shapiro & Friends
7. Peggy-O – The National
8. Box of Rain – Kurt Vile and the Violators (featuring J Mascis)
9. Rubin and Cherise – Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Friends
10. To Lay Me Down – Perfume Genius, Sharon Van Etten & Friends
11. New Speedway Boogie – Courtney Barnett
12. Friend of the Devil – Mumford & Sons
13. Uncle John’s Band – Lucius
14. Me and My Uncle – The Lone Bellow & Friends
15. Mountains of the Moon – Lee Ranaldo, Lisa Hannigan & Friends
16. Black Peter – Anohni and yMusic
17. Garcia Counterpoint – Bryce Dessner
18. Terrapin Station (Suite) – Daniel Rossen, Christopher Bear and The National (featuring Josh Kaufman, Conrad Doucette, So Percussion and Brooklyn Youth Chorus)
19. Attics of My Life – Angel Olsen
20. St. Stephen (live) – Wilco with Bob Weir
“Lightning” (Vol. 2)
1. If I Had the World to Give – Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy
2. Standing on the Moon – Phosphorescent & Friends
3. Cumberland Blues – Charles Bradley and Menahan Street Band
4. Ship of Fools – The Tallest Man on Earth & Friends
5. Bird Song – Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Friends
6. Morning Dew – The National
7. Truckin’ – Marijuana Deathsquads
8. Dark Star – Cass McCombs, Joe Russo & Friends
9. Nightfall of Diamonds – Nightfall of Diamonds
10. Transitive Refraction Axis for John Oswald – Tim Hecker
11. Going Down The Road Feelin’ Bad – Lucinda Williams & Friends
12. Playing in the Band – Tunde Adebimpe, Lee Ranaldo & Friends
13. Stella Blue – Local Natives
14. Eyes of the World – Tal National
15. Help on the Way – Bela Fleck
16. Franklin’s Tower – Orchestra Baobab
17. Till the Morning Comes – Luluc with Xylouris White
18. Ripple – The Walkmen
19. Brokedown Palace – Richard Reed Parry with Caroline Shaw and Little Scream (featuring Garth Hudson)
“Sunshine” (Vol. 3)
1. Here Comes Sunshine – Real Estate
2. Shakedown Street – Unknown Mortal Orchestra
3. Brown-Eyed Women – Hiss Golden Messenger
4. Jack-A-Roe – This Is the Kit
5. High Time – Daniel Rossen and Christopher Bear
6. Dire Wolf – The Lone Bellow & Friends
7. Althea – Winston Marshall, Kodiak Blue and Shura
8. Clementine Jam – Orchestra Baobab
9. China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider – Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks
10. Easy Wind – Bill Callahan
11. Wharf Rat – Ira Kaplan & Friends
12. Estimated Prophet – The Rileys
13. Drums -> Space – Man Forever, So Percussion and Oneida
14. Cream Puff War – Fucked Up
15. Dark Star – The Flaming Lips
16. What’s Become of the Baby – s t a r g a z e
17. King Solomon’s Marbles – Vijay Iyer
18. Rosemary – Mina Tindle & Friends
19. And We Bid You Goodnight – Sam Amidon
20. I Know You Rider (live) – The National with Bob Weir
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