War Child which is a non profit organization that helps kids in war ravaged areas will be putting out an album of covers called 'Heroes'. It features famous music icons such as Bob Dylan, Roxy Music, Blondie, The Clash, David Bowie, U2 etc to pick a new artist they like to remake one of their tracks with profits going to help the foundation and it's mission.
Seems it's release date has been postponed to mid February from November of last year because many big names wanted to get involved with the project.
In the album Hot Chip covers Joy Division's Transmission. Think they did a pretty good job, although the quality of this track isn't the greatest (128) at least you can get an idea. Then go buy the thing when it comes out. It's for a good cause! Thanks to Stereogum for the track.
MP3: Transmission (Joy Division Cover) - Hot Chip (YSI)
Here's the rest of the tracklisting...
1- Beck (Bob Dylan: Leopard-Skin Pill-Box Hat) :: info ::
2 - Scissor Sisters (Roxy Music: Do The Strand) :: info ::
3 - Lily Allen (The Clash: Straight To Hell) :: info ::
4 - Duffy (Paul McCartney: Live And Let Die) :: info ::
5 - Elbow (U2: Running To Stand Still) :: info ::
6 - TV On The Radio (David Bowie: Heroes) :: info ::
7 - Hot Chip (Joy Division: Transmission) :: info ::
8 - The Kooks (The Kinks: Victoria) :: info ::
9 - Estelle (Stevie Wonder: Superstition) :: info ::
10 - Rufus Wainwright (Brian Wilson: Wonderful/ Song For Children) :: info ::
11 - Peaches (Iggy Pop: Search And Destroy) :: info ::
12 - The Hold Steady (Bruce Springsteen: Atlantic City) :: info ::
13 - The Like (Elvis Costello: You Belong To Me) :: info ::
14 - Yeah Yeah Yeahs (The Ramones: Sheena Is A Punk Rocker) :: info ::
15 - Franz Ferdinand (Blondie: Call Me) :: info ::
Hmmm.... some interesting ones. Can't wait!