Today for Halloween Month:
NAHPI - Do They Know It's Halloween?
Google video link for song
Do They Know It's Hallowe'en? was a charity single for UNICEF and is a satire of the song "Do They Know It's Christmas?". It was released on October 11, 2005 in Canada on Vice Records by cast of rock artists and other performers under the name "North American Hallowe'en Prevention Initiative" (NAHPI). It reached number four on the Canada pop chart. The official press release, the song "stems from a frustration with other benefit songs' misguided, somewhat patronizing attitude, and Western-centric worldview."
Win Butler & Régine Chassagne of Arcade Fire
Liane Balaban of Dessert
Devendra Banhart (with Noah Georgeson, Jona Bechtolt & Luckey Remington)
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
Syd Butler of Les Savy Fav
J'aime Tambeur of Islands
Nardwuar the Human Serviette
Jenny Lewis & Blake Sennett of Rilo Kiley
Chris Murphy of Sloan
Asya & Chloe of Smoosh
Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth
Russell Mael of Sparks
Steve Jocz of Sum 41
Anna Waronker of that dog.
Dan Boeckner & Spencer Krug of Wolf Parade
Karen O of Yeah Yeah Yeahs
Adam Gollner of We Are Molecules - Guitar
Nick Diamonds of Islands - Keyboards
Steve McDonald of Redd Kross - Bass
Joey Waronker - Drums
music & words by Nick Diamonds and Adam Gollner
produced by Steven "Deadd Kross" McDonald, Adam "Ghoulner" Gollner, & Nick "Diamonds" Thorburn
mixed by Danny Kalb at The Boat, Los Angeles, CA
NAHPI band recorded by Steve McDonald at his studio in Los Angeles, CA
The song is available for sale on itunes.