Do They Know It's Hallowe'en?
Woah, woah, woah ... talk about super bands. Ex-Unicorn Nick Diamonds got this really cool idea: make a benefit song for UNICEF. Well here's the really cool part: he got an excellent Band of Goblins together to record the thing (hence the super band.) And the really, really cool part is that the band includes, like, the Arcade Fire, Sonic Youth, Beck, Wolf Parade, David Cross, etc. That is soooooo cool! Ah! The single will go on sale around Halloween (duh!), but before you buy the thing (which you will since it's for a very good cause), you can listen to the single at Vice Records. It's really surprisingly good. Definitely sounds like an ex-Unicorn was behind this, although the part where the whole group sings sounds very much like one of the sing-along songs that the Arcade Fire did. Wow.
I want Halloween to come sooner than it ever has before. I've not looked forward to it this much ever ... not even when the draw of candy was there.