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Courtney Barnett contributes to Grateful Dead tribute

Courtney Barnett contributes to Grateful Dead tribute


On May 20th, 4AD will release Day of the Dead — a celebration of the Grateful Dead’s music created and curated by brothers Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National. Today 5 of the album’s 59 tracks have been made available via instant grat with album pre-order, on streaming services and accompanied by aseries of videos directed by Michael Brown, Nick Ciontea, and Christopher Bartlett.

The five songs shared today include the first new music from The War on Drugs since 2014’s critically-acclaimed Lost In The Dream with a cover of the Grateful Dead’s 1987 hit ‘Touch of Grey’.

Phosphorescent and Jenny Lewis combine with the backing of the in-house band (featuring 4/5 of the National) that contributed to numerous recordings on the compilation, to cover 1971’s ‘Sugaree’.

FormerGrateful Dead member Bruce Hornsby collaborates with Justin Vernon and DeYarmond Edison, Justin’s reunited first band including Phil and Brad Cook and Joe Westerlund of Megafaun, for ‘Black Muddy River’.

Courtney Barnett puts her characteristic slant on ‘New Speedway Boogie’, off the back of numerous accolades for 2015’s GRAMMY-nominated album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit.

For today’s final taste of the full album, The National cover Bonnie Dobson’s ‘Morning Dew’, a Grateful Dead staple since 1967, one of two songs that they contributed to the compilation.

Thunder (Vol. 1)

01. The War on Drugs Touch of Grey
02. Phosphorescent, Jenny Lewis & Friends Sugaree
03. Jim James & Friends Candyman
04. Moses Sumney, Jenny Lewis & Friends Cassidy
05. Bruce Hornsby and DeYarmond Edison Black Muddy River
06. Ed Droste, Binki Shapiro & Friends Loser
07. The National Peggy-O
08. Kurt Vile and the Violators (featuring J Mascis) Box of Rain
09. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Friends Rubin and Cherise
10. Perfume Genius, Sharon Van Etten & Friends To Lay Me Down
11. Courtney Barnett New Speedway Boogie
12. Mumford & Sons Friend of the Devil
13. Lucius Uncle John’s Band
14. The Lone Bellow & Friends Me and My Uncle
15. Lee Ranaldo, Lisa Hannigan & Friends Mountains of the Moon
16. Anohni and yMusic Black Peter
17. Bryce Dessner Garcia Counterpoint
18. Daniel Rossen, Christopher Bear and The National
(featuring Josh Kaufman, Conrad Doucette, So Percussion
and Brooklyn Youth Chorus)
Terrapin Station (Suite)
19. Angel Olsen Attics of My Life
20. Wilco with Bob Weir St. Stephen (live)

Lightning (Vol. 2)

01. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy If I Had the World to Give
02. Phosphorescent & Friends Standing on the Moon
03. Charles Bradley and Menahan Street Band Cumberland Blues
04. The Tallest Man on Earth & Friends Ship of Fools
05. Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Friends Bird Song
06. The National Morning Dew
07. Marijuana Deathsquads Truckin’
08. Cass McCombs, Joe Russo & Friends Dark Star
09. Nightfall of Diamonds Nightfall of Diamonds
10. Tim Hecker Transitive Refraction Axis for John Oswald
11. Lucinda Williams & Friends Going Down The Road Feelin’ Bad
12. Tunde Adebimpe, Lee Ranaldo & Friends Playing in the Band
13. Local Natives Stella Blue
14. Tal National Eyes of the World
15. Bela Fleck Help on the Way
16. Orchestra Baobab Franklin’s Tower
17. Luluc with Xylouris White Till the Morning Comes
18. The Walkmen Ripple
19. Richard Reed Parry with Caroline Shaw and Little Scream
(featuring Garth Hudson)
Brokedown Palace

Sunshine (Vol. 3)

01. Real Estate Here Comes Sunshine
02. Unknown Mortal Orchestra Shakedown Street
03. Hiss Golden Messenger Brown-Eyed Women
04. This Is the Kit Jack-A-Roe
05. Daniel Rossen and Christopher Bear High Time
06. The Lone Bellow & Friends Dire Wolf
07. Winston Marshall, Kodiak Blue and Shura Althea
08. Orchestra Baobab Clementine Jam
09. Stephen Malkmus and the Jicks China Cat Sunflower -> I Know You Rider
10. Bill Callahan Easy Wind
11. Ira Kaplan & Friends Wharf Rat
12. The Rileys Estimated Prophet
13. Man Forever, So Percussion and Oneida Drums -> Space
14. Fucked Up Cream Puff War
15. The Flaming Lips Dark Star
16. s t a r g a z e What’s Become of the Baby
17. Vijay Iyer King Solomon’s Marbles
18. Mina Tindle & Friends Rosemary
19. Sam Amidon And We Bid You Goodnight
20. The National with Bob Weir I Know You Rider (live)

Day Of The Deadis out Friday 20th Mayvia 4AD / Remote Control Records


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