The War on Drugs | Photo by Kate McCann |

On May 19th, the night before its official release, The National’s epic tribute compilation to the Grateful Dead will get its own listening party at North Bowl in Northern Liberties. Attendees will get to hear Day of the Dead in its entirety, which features 59 of the Dead’s songs performed by almost as many bands. The album will benefit HIV/AIDS nonprofit Red Hot.

Contributing artists run the gamut from The War on Drugs, Courtney Barnett, Jenny Lewis, Bela Fleck, Lucinda Williams, The Flaming Lips and many more. Check out a few of the tracks here, and listen to The War on Drugs recording of “Touch of Grey” (an old staple of their live set) below. More information for the listening party can be found here.