Here is a glimpse at the highly anticipated release of ‘Day of the Dead’, a nod the catalog of the Grateful Dead led by the National. The album itself will feature a variety of special guests. The 59 track album curated by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of the National is due out May 20th!

“Terrapin Station (Suite)” performed by Daniel Rossen, Christopher Bear & The National (featuring Josh Kaufman, Conrad Doucette, Sō Percussion & Brooklyn Youth Chorus), from ‘Day of the Dead’, a tribute album to the Grateful Dead curated by Aaron and Bryce Dessner of The National, with all profits going to Red Hot Organization. ‘Day of the Dead’ is released on 20th May via 4AD.

Pre-order CD: http://smarturl.it/DayOfTheDead_4AD
Pre-order from iTunes: http://smarturl.it/DayOfTheDead_i
Pre-order from Amazon: http://smarturl.it/DayOfTheDead_a
Pre-order from Google Play: http://smarturl.it/DayOfTheDead_a
Stream on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/DayOfTheDead_Spotify

Find the full line-up and more about the project: dayofthedeadmusic.com

Daniel Rossen: vocals, guitar, synth, wurlitzer, piano 
Christopher Bear:­ drums, vocals, synth
Aaron Dessner: electric guitar, OP1 
Scott Devendorf:­ bass, vocals
Josh Kaufman: electric guitar, juno, rhodes, vocals
Conrad Doucette:­ drums, vocals 
Amelia Bauer:­ vocals

Orchestration by Bryce Dessner 
Orchestral percussion break composed by Bryce Dessner 
Violin: Katie Hyun, Ben Russel, Emily Dagget Smith, Guillaume Pirard, Emily Popham Gillins, Caleb Burhans
Viola: Caitlin Lynch, Max Mandel 
Cello: Clarice Jensen, Paul Wianko 
Bass: Logan Coale 
French Horn: Mike Atkinson, David Byrd, Rachel Drehmann
Trumpet: Brandon Ridenour 
Trombone: Dave Nelson 
Oboe: Julia Derosa 
Chorus: Brooklyn Youth Chorus; Director, Dianne Berkun ­Menaker
Chorus: Bella Nigro, Camille Johnson, Akiya Henry, Naomie Azor, Maeve McNamara, Lily Pisano, Charlotte Knutsen, Mariana Weaver, Julia Harbutt, Sarah Abramson, Aliyah Weiss , Ariel Binns , Jake Montagnino, Izzi Stevenson, Morgan Colton, Sarah Sotomayor, Katy Urda, Frost Martin

Sō Percussion plays marimba, vibes, drum set, brake drum, pipes, wine bottles, triangle, maracas, shekere, Thai gongs, and almglocken.
Transcription of original orchestral parts by Stephen Feigenbaum
Produced by Daniel Rossen, Christopher Bear, Aaron Dessner, Bryce Dessner and Josh Kaufman
Recorded by Jonathan Low at Future­Past in Hudson, NY and Nick Lloyd at Avatar 
Mixed by Jonathan Low at Miner Street Recordings in Philadelphia, PA

Photography by Norman Jean Roy (http://www.njrstudio.com)
Edited by Marisa Gesualdi

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