J Mascis joins Kurt Vile and the Violators to cover The Greatful Dead‘s “Box of Rain” in the enormous new “Day of the Dead” tribute album.


Day of the Dead is a new 5xCD , five-and-a-half-hour compilation produced by the National’s Bryce and Aaron Dessner as a benefit for the Red Hot organization. With a cast of dozens drawn from a cross-section of indie-ish musical worlds, the set, like its MTV predecessor, signals another milestone in the San Francisco band’s profound influence on American music, closing old circles and opening new ones. In the same way that no single Grateful Dead show (or song performance, or even era) could ever be definitive, the 59 tracks of Day of the Dead represent (merely!) a major entry in the ever-deepening catalog of Grateful Dead covers, interpretations, and reinventions. Already containing universes, the Dead’s songbook is what makes the set enjoyable as a whole, transcending the performers and their translations. Perhaps even more than those of Bob Dylan (no stranger to covering the Dead), the songs of Jerry Garcia and lyricist Robert Hunter welcome musicians of all stripes—loud and quiet, singers and instrumentalists, big-eared non-virtuosos and players alike.”

— via Pitchfork

Listen to the whole album here or http://www.dayofthedeadmusic.com/

Tracks included:

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, Sō 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 / Sō 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)


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RT @FreakSceneNet: Day of the Dead (Greatful Dead Tribute) is out and streaming today – https://t.co/FxGIM3EsNM https://t.co/1muEvhdFpp

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