Last month, we wrote a post telling you about Dark Was The Night, a 2-disc compilation that features a number of great indie artists, including Arcade Fire, Feist w/ Grizzly Bear, Andrew Bird, My Morning Jacket, Spoon, and Bon Iver to name a few. Check out the full thirty-one song tracklist here.
The album benefits the Red Hot Organization, an international charity dedicated to raising funds and awareness for HIV and AIDS. Red Hot was founded on the premise that even without a cure, AIDS remains a preventable disease, and music is a great vehicle to raise money and awareness for it.
The double-disc is due out on February 17th via 4AD and in celebration of the release, Austinist has teamed up 4AD, Insound, and AIDS Services of Austin's Viva Las Vegas event (taking place Saturday, February 21st @ Austin Music Hall) to host a listening party and happy hour on the album's release date, February 17th at the Mohawk indoors (FREE, all ages) at 5 pm and listen to the album in its entirety while enjoying $1 Pabst. Donations will be taken for AIDS services of Austin, and they'll be giving out prizes throughout the event.
Austinist is also giving away a copy of the album. The album will be distributed to the winner at the listening party.