Jul 142010

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.

Vivian Girls – John, I’m Only Dancing (David Bowie cover)

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes – Memory of a Free Festival (David Bowie cover)

[Download MP3 at My Old Kentucky Blog]

Swahili Blonde – Red Money (David Bowie cover)

Listen at the band’s MySpace page

Repetition/We Were So Turned On

Disc One:
01) Exitmusic, “Space Oddity”
02) Duran Duran, “Boys Keep Swinging”
03) Megapuss, “Sound and Vision”
04) Warpaint, “Ashes to Ashes”
05) Corridor, “Be My Wife”
06) Chairlife, “Always Crashing in the Same Car”
07) Vivian Girls, “John, I’m Only Dancing”
08) All Leather, “Fame”
09) We Are the World, “Afraid of Americans”
10) A Place to Bury Strangers, “Suffragette City”
11) Tearist, “Repetition”
12) Halloween Swim Team, “Look Back in Anger”
13) Afghan Raiders, “Fashion”
14) Polyamorous Affair, “Theme from Cat People”
15) Swahili Blonde, “Red Money”
16) Jessica 6, “I’m Deranged)
17) Aska & Bobby Evans (ft. Moon & Moon), “African Night Flight”
18) Xu Xu Fang, “China Girl”

Disc Two:
01) VoicesVoices, “Heroes”
02) Carla Bruni, “Absolute Beginners”
03) Papercranes, “Blue Jean”
04) Keren Annm “Life on Mars”
05) Lewis & Clarke, “Changes”
06) Zaza, “It Ain’t Easy”
07) Genuflex, “Soul Love”
08) Sister Crayon, “Bewlay Brothers”
09) Marco Benevento, “Art Decade”
10) Mark Karn, “Ashes to Ahses”
11) Lights, “World Falls Down”
12) Aquaserge, “The Supermen”
13) Caroline Weeks, “Starman”
14) Rainbow Arabia, “Quicksand”
15) Mechanical Bride, “Sound and Vision”
16) Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes, “Memory of a Free Festival”

iTunes Bonus Tracks:
01) Viv Albertine, “Letter to Hermoine”
02) Adriana Delawari, “Ziggy Stardust”
03) Gangi, “Oh You Pretty Things”
04) Amanda Jo Williams, “The Man Who Sold the World”
05) Laco$te, “Within You”
06) Universe, “Heathen”
07) St. Clair Board, “Secret Life of Arabia”
08) Pizza!, “Modern Love”

Preorder the full charity album here.

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