Indie Celebs Make Ironic Charity Song


For Tim Harrington's latest webisode of Beardo, his comedy show on Pitchfork, he does a parody of the big British Africa benefit song "Do They Know It's Christmas" (and its American counterpart by "USA for Africa") called "Cash for Christmas," performed by an all-star group billed as "USA for Affluence." The group — members of Battles, LCD Soundsystem, New Pornographers, and Okkervil River — asks for charity for their trust-fund-hipster neighbors. Moby seems to be aping Dylan, and Andrew W.K. barks over a fierce guitar solo at the end.