The folks at War Child know how to put together a charity album, no doubt about that. Their previous offering featured classic artists handpicking young folks to cover them. This led to the Hold Steady signing Springsteen (naturally) and Lily Allen rocking the Clash (less naturally). Their latest features two discs of new David Bowie covers, three of which you can check out below.
What album’s name is unclear. It was called Repetition and that’s still how your order it. New press releases refer to it as We Were So Turned On though. So, yeah, the title is probably one of those. Unless it isn’t. What we do know is that the lineup includes new ones by Duran Duran, A Place to Bury Strangers, Chairlift, and 39 more. Yowza!
Three tracks have premiered so far. Vivian Girls go surf-fuzz on “John I’m Only Dancing,” Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes freak-folkify “Memory of a Free Festival,” and Swahili Blonde (feat. ex-Chili Pepper John Frusciante) lend a disco thump to “Red Money.” Check them out below along with the full tracklist.