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4AD and The Red Hot Organization have announced that the album Dark Was The Night has raised $1,000,000. The album was released in Feb. 2009 and consists of 32 tracks with contributions from artists such as Arcade Fire, Blonde Redhead, and more. The album was conceived and produced by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National, and Red Hot founder John Carlin.
More artists include Bon Iver, Cat Power, The Decemberists, Dirty Projectors + David Byrne, Feist, Grizzly Bear, My Morning Jacket, The New Pornographers, Spoon, and Sufjan Stevens.
Charities Chosen To Receive Red Hot grants:
Housing Works (recommended by Dirty Projectors)
Camp Amerikids (recommended by The National)
Out Youth (recommended by Iron & Wine)
Partners In Health (recommended by Arcade Fire)
Advocates For Youth (recommended by The National)
Casey House (recommended by Kevin Drew/Broken Social Scene)
Citta (recommended by David Byrne)
A Loving Spoonful (recommended by New Pornographers)
AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (recommended by Bon Iver)
San Francisco AIDS Foundation (recommended by Kronos Quartet)
Central City Concern (recommended by Decemberists)
After Hours Project, Inc (recommended by Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings
Nebraska Aids Project (recommended by Conor Oberst)
Tamasha (recommended by Sufjan Stevens)
Bronx AIDS Services (recommended by The National)
In addition to Terrence Higgins Trust, PSI/YouthAIDS, and CHAI.