Friday, October 9, 2009

Halloween Month: Do They Know It's Hallowe'en?

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."

Performers include:

Win Butler & Régine Chassagne of Arcade Fire
Buck 65
David Cross
Liane Balaban of Dessert
Devendra Banhart (with Noah Georgeson, Jona Bechtolt & Luckey Remington)
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark
Gino Washington
Syd Butler of Les Savy Fav
J'aime Tambeur of Islands
Malcolm McLaren
Nardwuar the Human Serviette
Jenny Lewis & Blake Sennett of Rilo Kiley
Roky Erickson
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

NAHPI band
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.



  1. That is very cool. Who says that only I find the coolest things out there. That was wicked awesome. I half expected that kitten poster store was evil but could not admit it to myself.

  2. nice. artisticaly done as well...the kitten poster all for a good cause eh?