Halloween Mega-Post / by Matt Bomarr

north american hallowe'en prevention inc. - "do they know it's hallowe'en?" (stream-only)

A couple of things to spice up your Halloween weekend. First, we have this great "indie rock all stars" posse cut by the North American Hallowe'en Prevention Inc. called "Do They Know It's Hallowe'en?". A satire of the song "Do They Know It's Christmas?" This song features everyone who's someone in the indie world, and it's for a good cause. All proceeds from sales of this song go on to benefit UNICEF, so if you feel like being a good samaritan, make your way to iTunes and spend the .99 cents. Just check out who is on this track: Beck, Buck65, David Cross, Win & Regine of The Arcade Fire, Devendra Banhart, Elvira, Feist, Syd Butler of Les Savy Fav, J'aime of Islands, Malcolm McLaren, Nardwuar, Peaches, Dntel, Jenny Lewis of Rilo Kiley, Roky Erickson, Smoosh, Thurston Moore, Russell Mael of Sparks, Subtitle, Anna Waronker of that dog., Dan & Spencer of Wolf Parade, Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and the entire project was put together by Nick Diamonds of The Unicorns/Islands. The "We Are the World" of our time? Maybe so. You can buy this song here. Also, check out some other Halloween goodies below:
  • Tobacco (Anticon / Black Moth Super Rainbow) has put together a really creepy Halloween podcast that is sure to scare the pants off of you. Download it here
  • Fever Ray has a creepy Halloween podcast of her own, which you can grab here
  • King Otto & Mike 2600 have their Monster Mash 2009 mix for you here