Manimal Vinyl just announced that it will be releasing a David Bowie tribute album on September 6, 2010 entitled “We Were So Turned On”, with proceeds going to War Child.  This makes me doubly excited.  First, David Bowie is amazing.  Second, I think Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros are pretty swell, and they have already pre-released their contribution to the effort, a cover of Bowie’s “Memory of a Free Festival”.  The album will also feature contributions by Duran Duran, Warpaint and Chairlift, amongst others.  You can get the Edward Sharpe song below, which I must say, remarkably channels the David Bowie spirit.  The first half features Alex Ebert vocals that sound amazingly like Bowie, and the second half is just a hand-clapping good time sing-a-long.

[mp3] Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros – Memory of a Free Festival (via Manimal Vinyl site)