4AD is set to release Day Of The Dead – a celebration of the Grateful Dead’s music on May 20th, 2016. Today, five additional tracks have been made available from Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy & Friends; Charles Bradley and Menahan Street Band; Jim James & Friends; Perfume Genius, Sharon Van Etten & Friends and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. The five Grateful Dead reworkings can be downloaded instantly with Day Of The Dead album pre-orders, are available on all streaming services, and also accompanied by a series of videos directed by Collected Works.
You can stream all the tracks out now below:
Day of the Dead 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, 59 tracks and is almost 6 hours long. All profits from the compilation will help fight for AIDS/HIV and related health issues around the world through the US charity, Red Hot Organisation. Six additional tracks have been made previously available via instant grat with album pre-order, on streaming services and accompanied by aseries of videos directed by Michael Brown, Nick Ciontea, and Christopher Bartlett.