Of Course We Know!
As featured in the Toronto Star and the New York Times, and just in time for the howl-iday weekend, it’s the Islands-as-Geldof benefit CD, Do They Know It’s Hallowe’en? There’s no real analysis needed here, so here you have the basics: The Islands are two individuals from the Unicorns, who wrote the song to counter the absurdism of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” The track and its four versions feature impressive-slash-slightly unnoticable contributions by David Cross, Malcolm McLaren, Feist, Wolf Parade, Arcade Fire, Buck 65, Beck, Karen O, Sonic Youth, Postal Service, Rilo Kiley and almost everyone else. And now, a new video and ringtones for the song. Available at Soundscapes for $4.99. For UNICEF.