Dark Was The Night

Stream Dark Was The Night Live

Last month's Red Hot all-star show found Dirty Projectors, David Byrne, Feist, the National, Bon Iver, and other indie luminaries sharing the stage at Radio…
Scott Lapatine | May 29, 2009 - 11:39 am

New National Tunes, Peformance On Late Was The Night With Jimmy Fallon

Hey, it's a blog post relating to Dark Was The Night. Sunday night's live event around the indie-scene-portrait compilation was a certain success, and the…
Amrit Singh | May 7, 2009 - 9:34 am

David Byrne Assesses The State Of Rock Music

In a new blog post, Byrne calls Sunday's indie all star concert a triumph of art rock and explains why popular music may be at…
Scott Lapatine | May 6, 2009 - 2:33 pm

Dark Was The Night Live @ Radio City Music Hall, NYC 5/3/09

The fear with any supertalent variety show like last night's Dark Was The Night live event is that the appeal on paper will far outstrip…
Amrit Singh | May 4, 2009 - 9:24 am

Dark Was The Night – Live At Radio City Music Hall

The jam-packed Red Hot compilation comes to life 5/3 at Radio City Music Hall with Dave Sitek, Dirty Projectors, Feist, My Brightest Diamond, the National,…
Brandon Stosuy | March 9, 2009 - 2:48 pm

New New Pornographers – “Hey, Snow White”

Fair enough, at this point you wouldn't be mistaken to think Dark Was The Night's become an institutionalized month-long holiday (like end-of-the-year lists, natch), but…
Brandon Stosuy | February 6, 2009 - 1:58 pm

New Buck 65 – “Blood Pt. 2″

To create "Blood Pt. 2," Buck 65 used Sufjan Stevens' epic take on the Castanets' "You Are The Blood" as a base/starting point and then…
Brandon Stosuy | February 5, 2009 - 12:21 pm

New My Morning Jacket – “El Caporal”

MMJ's Dark Was The Night contribution is a light, airy, horn-lined dose of easy listening complete with a schmaltzy backup chorus and playful lyrics ("El…
Brandon Stosuy | February 2, 2009 - 11:56 am

New Spoon – “Well Alright”

Time for your daily dose of Dark Was The Night. "Well Alright" is credited to Spoon according to the liner notes, and to Britt From…
Amrit Singh | January 30, 2009 - 3:08 pm

New Arcade Fire – “Lenin”

Like Gruff, the Dark Was The Night compilation is the gift that keeps giving: Earlier today it yielded a unanimously loved Sufjan track. (Pauses to…
Amrit Singh | January 29, 2009 - 4:02 pm

New Sufjan Stevens – “You Are The Blood”

Today's Dark Was The Night track comes to us from a guy named Sufjan Stevens. It's a cover of the Castanets' "You Are The Blood,"
Brandon Stosuy | January 29, 2009 - 11:42 am

Grizzly Bear’s “Service Bell” Now With Extra Feist

On Horn Of Plenty, "Service Bell" was just a lonely little Droste with a dorm room and a four-track. Years later he gets to revisit…
Amrit Singh | January 28, 2009 - 10:31 am

Today’s Dark Was The Night Streams Feature The Decemberists, Antony, Bon Iver & The National Twins

The stream-a-day MySpace rollout of the Dessner brothers' Dark Was The Night charity compilation gets a bump today with a trio of tracks, courtesy of…
Amrit Singh | January 26, 2009 - 9:24 am

New Yeasayer – “Tightrope”

Yesterday the National delivered "So Far Around The Bend," Dark Was The Night's most immediate track to date in a lineup that's also brought us…
Brandon Stosuy | January 21, 2009 - 9:04 am

New National – “So Far Around The Bend”

So far Dark Was The Night's brought us David Byrne + Dirty Projector's "Knotty Pine" and Ben Gibbard + Feist making like Vashti Bunyan (+…
Brandon Stosuy | January 20, 2009 - 8:55 am