UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA SHARE ‘SHAKEDOWN STREET’ VIDEO
DAY OF THE DEAD OUT NOW ON 4AD
Unknown Mortal Orchestra share their new video for ‘Shakedown Street’, the incredible cover of the Grateful Dead classic. The song is part of the Day of the Dead, a celebration of the Grateful Dead’s music created and curated by brothers Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National, out now on 4AD. The energetic version of the song is one of the dancier and funkier songs on the collection. The band recently brought the song to Conan and delivered an amazing performance. The video, directed by Business Company, is a dreamlike experience for the viewer to interpret.
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WATCH UMO PERFORM ‘SHAKEDOWN STREET’ ON CONAN
PRAISE FOR DAY OF THE DEAD
‘Richly enjoyable.’ The Guardian – Album of the Week ****
‘The sweetest love letter to the Grateful Dead imaginable. Deadheads will adore it; the uncoverted may find themselves a lot more Dead-curious.’ Record Collector – Album of the Month ****
‘This epic compilation produced by the National’s Bryce and Aaron Dessner serves as both a fine showcase of the Dead’s iconic songs and a who’s who of current indie rock.’ Pitchfork
Day of the Dead is a celebration of the Grateful Dead’s music and the 59 track compilation was created and curated by brothers Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National. The album is a wide-ranging tribute to the songwriting and experimentalism of the Dead which took four years to record, features over 60 artists from varied musical backgrounds. All profits will help fight for AIDS/ HIV and related health issues around the world through the Red Hot Organisation, a 501(c)3.
On Saturday, August 13 at the Eaux Claires Festival in Eau Claire, WI, Ruban Nielson joined many other artists featured on the Day of the Dead album for a one time live performance of songs from the album. Performers included Aaron & Bryce Dessner, Scott and Bryan Devendorf, Matt Berninger, Justin Vernon, Bruce Hornsby, Lucius, Matthew Houck, Jenny Lewis, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy and more.
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ABOUT RED HOT ORGANIZATION:
Red Hot is a not-for-profit, 501(c) 3 organisation dedicated to fighting HIV/AIDS through pop culture. Its mission is to raise awareness and money around the AIDS crisis and related health issues. It was started in 1990 by Leigh Blake and John Carlin with the Cole Porter tribute album Red Hot + Blue, which raised millions of dollars, helped reduce the stigma around AIDS at the time and supported organisations and efforts such as ACT UP and T.A.G., which took a stand and made the world pay attention and develop medication that let people with AIDS survive.
Over the past 25 years, over 500 artists, producers and directors have contributed to 20 compilation albums of original music, videos, events and media to keep people thinking about the implications of the AIDS epidemic as well as donate millions to organisations around the world.