Long-planned Arthur Russell tribute album due in October; features Robyn, Blood Orange, Hot Chip and more

Red Hot’s long-gestating tribute album finally sees the light of day.

Back in 2012, Red Hot and Pitchfork announced plans to Kickstart a tribute album to Arthur Russell, featuring an impressive slate of acts from across the indie, electronic and experimental worlds.

While the participants have changed a bit since then (no Laurel Halo, unfortunately), Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell is out October 21 via Yep Roc. The 26-track collection includes covers by Robyn, Blood Orange, Hot Chip, Sufjan Stevens, Devendra Banhart, Scissor Sisters and many more.

The full tracklist is below, along with Hot Chip’s take on Russell project Dinosaur L’s ‘Go Bang’. Russell’s Loose Joints classics were recently reissued, and — as we count down the best albums of the 1970s — check out why his World of Echo topped our list of the best albums from the 1980s.

01 Jose Gonzalez – ‘This Is How We Walk On The Moon’
02 Lonnie Holley – ‘Soon-To-Be Innocent Fun (Interlude)’
03 Robyn – ‘Tell You’
04 Hot Chip – ‘Go Bang’
05 Sufjan Stevens – ‘A Little Lost’
06 Lonnie Holley – ‘In The Light Of The Miracle (Interlude)’
07 Richard Reed Parry, Little Scream, Sam Amidon, Colin Stetson & Sarah Neufeld – ‘Keeping Up’
08 Liam Finn, Ernie Brooks & Peter Zummo – ‘This Love Is Crying’
09 Rubblebucket & Nitemoves – ‘Eli’
10 The Revival Hour – ‘Hiding Your Present from You’
11 Sam Amidon – ‘Lucky Cloud’
12 Devendra Banhart – ‘Losing My Taste For The Night Life’
13 Phosphorescent – ‘You Can Make Me Feel Bad’
14 Blood Orange – ‘Is It All Over My Face & Tower Of Meaning’
15 Scissor Sisters – ‘That’s Us/Wild Combination’
16 VEGA INTL. – ‘Arm Around You’
17 Oh Mercy – ‘Planted A Thought’
18 Lonnie Holley – ‘Hop On Down (Interlude)’
19 Cults – ‘Being It’
20 Richard Reed Parry – ‘Just A Blip’
21 Glen Hansard – ‘I Couldn’t Say It To Your Face’
22 Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – ‘Nobody Wants A Lonely Heart’
23 The Autumn Defense – ‘Oh Fernanda Why’
24 Alexis Taylor – ‘Our Last Night Together’
25 Lonnie Holley – ‘The Deer In The Forest (Interlude)’
26 Redding Hunter – ‘Close My Eyes’



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