Basically the poster says it all...
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.
Animal Collective’s 9th full length album, Merriweather Post Pavilion, will be released early on deluxe 2xLP 180 gram gatefold vinyl with full album download (WAV or MP3) January 6th. The CD & digital release date will remain January 20th via Domino.
Today at 4 pm Sound on Sound Records will be hosting a listening party for AC's new album for all the Austin indie fans. Other listening parties for the album are scheduled over the next few days all over the country and Canada. Our buddy Chris from Gorilla vs Bear is hosting one in Dallas on Monday at The Cavern @ 7 pm as well. Click here to see a complete list of all the other cities having parties.
Animal Collective listening party exclusive goodies including giant posters and download cards, ticket giveaways and grand prize giveaways of ‘The Domino Years’ prize packs. Every party will be a little different, and information on the specifics of each party will be available on the host’s website.
Update: You can stream Animal Collective's MPP in its entirety on Rhapsody right now.