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Beck, TVOTR, Franz, Lily, YYYs, Hot Chip, Hold Steady Head Charity Comp


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148419.war%20child.jpgLast September, Pitchfork reported that Astralwerks would be releasing Heroes, a benefit compilation for War Child, a charity that helps kids stranded in war zones across the world. Heroes has a pretty simple and great concept: Music legends pick the songs of theirs they want to hear covered and the younger artists they want to have cover their songs. Alas, the compilation didn't make it out on its planned November 25 release date. Astralwerks will now release it on February 24, and from the looks of things, it'll be well worth your good-cause money. Not everything on this tracklist looks great. The world, for instance, probably did not need more evidence of Iggy Pop's near-inexplicable love of Peaches. And Elbow covering U2? Yerg. Bored already. Also Leonard Cohen picked his own kid WTF. But the Hold Steady doing "Atlantic City"? Hot Chip doing "Transmission"? TV on the Radio doing "'Heroes'"? I mean, fuck. How could those not be awesome?


Here's the tracklist:


01 Beck: "Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat" (Bob Dylan cover)

02 The Kooks: "Victoria" (Kinks cover)

03 The Hold Steady: "Atlantic City" (Bruce Springsteen cover)

04 Hot Chip: "Transmission" (Joy Division cover)

05 Lily Allen ft. Mick Jones: "Straight to Hell" (Clash cover)

06 Yeah Yeah Yeahs: "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker" (Ramones cover)

07 Franz Ferdinand: "Call Me" (Blondie cover)

08 Duffy: "Live and Let Die" (Paul McCartney cover)

09 Estelle: "Superstition" (Stevie Wonder cover)

10 Rufus Wainwright: "Wonderful / Song for Children" (Brian Wilson covers)

11 Scissor Sisters: "Do the Strand" (Roxy Music cover)

12 Peaches: "Search and Destroy" (The Stooges cover)

13 Adam Cohen: "Take This Waltz" (Leonard Cohen cover)

14 Elbow: "Running to Stand Still" (U2 cover)

15 The Like: "You Belong to Me" (Elvis Costello cover)

16 TV on the Radio: "'Heroes'" (David Bowie cover)




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