Vice Preps 'Halloween' Treat For Charity
As both a response and an addition to the recent influx of benefit recordings, Vice is releasing the star-studded single "Do They Know It's Hallowe'en?"As both a response and an addition to the recent influx of benefit recordings, Vice is releasing the star-studded single "Do They Know It's Hallowe'en?" The track will be available from iTunes and other digital service providers beginning Oct. 2 and at retail on Oct. 11, with proceeds benefiting UNICEF.
With contributions from artists like Beck, Sum 41, the Arcade Fire, Peaches, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Feist and Sonic Youth, the song satirically lambastes the spooky holiday, with additional contributions from comedian David Cross, Inuit throat singer Tagaq and TV personality Elvira, Mistress of the Dark.
Organizers say the song is a retort to their "frustration with other benefit songs' misguided, somewhat patronizing attitude, and Western-centric worldview."
Vice is also hoping to raise awareness for "Trick or Treat for UNICEF," during which children collect donations on Halloween.