Do They Know It's Halloween?: Benefit Song by Beck, David Cross, Arcade Fire and Others

— by Caroline on Crack

This is awesome. The North American Halloween Prevention Initiative (Beck, The Arcade Fire, David Cross, etc.) has come out with a single called “Do They Know It’s Halloween?” Both a trick and a treat, this satire — as well as a charity-benefit song — will donate all the proceeds from its sales to UNICEF.

You can either purchase the original version, the radio mix, the Disco D remix, Th’ Corn Gangg Remix ($1.99 each) or the whole bundle for $3.99. There’s even a ringtone of the song available for your creepy enjoyment.

Here are just some of the boys and ghouls involved:

Trick & TreatArcade Fire’s Win & Regine

Redd Kross’ Steve McDonald
R.E.M.’s Joey Waronker
David Cross
Sloan’s Chris Murphy
Elvira, Mistress of the Dark Smoosh’s Asya & Chloe
Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore
Sparks’ Russel Mael
Sum 41’s Stevo
Malcolm Mclaren
Postal Service’s Jimmy Tamborello
Yeah Yeah Yeah’s Karen O

For a truly frightful sight of blood and gore…just kidding, for a cute and artsy treat, check out the video.