Cover versions, edits, rarity compilations and reissues of his classic recordings make Arthur Russell one of the most vindicated artists in recent years. His story (he died of AIDS in 1992) is relevant for Red Hot's cause, so it's no wonder the organisation has taken him as the subject for its new campaign.
Red Hot is working on a tribute album entitled “This Is How We Walk on the Moon”, on which artists such as Twin Shadow, Washed Out, Laurel Halo, Robyn, Devendra Banhart, Scissor Sisters, Javelin, and Hot Chip, among others, do their renditions of tracks from Russell's versatile catalogue. To help finance the project, a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter has been started here.
We leave you with the tentative, as of yet incomplete tracklist.
Twin Shadow: "Another Thought" Washed Out: "Calling Out of Context" José González: "This Is How We Walk On the Moon" Laurel Halo: "Platform On The Ocean" Robyn: "Let’s Go Swimming" (Walter Gibbons Mix) Glen Hansard: "I Couldn’t Say It To Your Face" Javelin: "Love Is Overtaking Me" Hot Chip: TBD Nico Muhly and Owen Pallett: "That’s Us/Wild Combination" Sandro Perri: "Being It" The Revival Hour: "Hiding Your Present From You" Will Sheff (Okkervil River): "Love Comes Back" Sam Amidon: "Lucky Cloud" Ólöf Arnalds: "Get Around To It" Devendra Banhart: "Losing My Taste For the Nightlife" Dan Boeckner (Handsome Furs/Wolf Parade): "Our Last Night Together" Chad VanGaalen: "You Can Make Me Feel Bad" Scissor Sisters: TBD Oh Mercy: "Planted A Thought" Rubblebucket: "Eli" Thao with The Get Down Stay Down: "Nobody Wants A Lonely Heart"