As part of a collaborative charity effort, the Gift Horse Project and Manimal Vinyl Recordshave enlisted a group of musicians to record school-friendly cover songs for a compilation called Cool for School: For the Benefit of the Lunchbox Fund. Bright Eyes appear on the collection alongside Swedish duo First Aid Kit with a school-themed take on the White Stripes’ “We’re Going to be Friends.”
Proceeds from sales of the compilation go toward the Lunchbox Fund, which provides meals in South African high schools. After the tracklist, stream the Bright Eyes/First Aid Kit track.
Cool for School: For the Benefit of the Lunchbox Fund
01 Bright Eyes with First Aid Kit: “We’re Going to Be Friends” (White Stripes cover)
02 Luke Rathborne: “I Hate My School” (Redd Kross cover)
03 Albert Hammond Jr.: “Thirteen” (Big Star cover)
04 Jenny O.: “Happiest Days/Another Brick in the Wall” (Pink Floyd cover)
05 Joseph Arthur: “Keep on Rockin’ in the Free World” (Neil Young cover)
06 Angela McCluskey with Kraig Johnson: “We Rule the School” (Belle & Sebastian cover)
07 Rain Phoenix and Jonathan Wilson: “Coat of Many Colors” (Dolly Parton cover)
08 Craig Wedren and Pink Ape: “Headmasters Ritual” (The Smiths cover)
09 Fences: “School” (Nirvana cover)
10 Cobra Starship with Jump Into The Gospel: “The Future’s So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades” (Timbuk 3 cover)
Check it out at Pitchfork.