Curated by brothers Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National, Day Of The Dead features over 60 artists and 59 tracks, resulting in nearly 6 hours of re-worked Grateful Dead hits. The compilation is a wide-ranging tribute to the songwriting and experimentalism of the Dead, which took over four years to record.
Produced by Aaron Dessner, and co-produced by Bryce Dessner and Josh Kaufman, many of the tracks feature an all-star house band made up of Aaron, Bryce, fellow National bandmates and brothers Scott and Bryan Devendorf, Josh Kaufman, and Conrad Doucette along with Sam Cohen and Walter Martin. The record shows the broad reaching impact and legacy of the Grateful Dead, both culturally and musically.
Day of the Dead will be released digitally and on 5 x CDs on Friday May 20th via 4AD / Remote Control Records. A limited edition vinyl boxed set will follow later in the year. All profits will help fight for AIDS / HIV and related health issues around the world through the Red Hot Organisation.
For more details, visit remotecontrolrecords.com.au.