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October 4th, 2011
A bunch of indie artists and bands have recorded covers of school themed songs as a part of a compilation to raise money for the Lunchbox Fund, which offers nutritional programs to South African high schools. Cool for School: For the Benefit of the Lunchbox is made up of 11 tracks, including The Strokes’ Albert Hammond Jr. covering Big Star’s “Thirteen” and Edward Sharpe’s Alexander playing “Teacher/Student.” Bright Eyes and First Aid Kit also appear on the compilation doing a nice cover of The White Stripes’ “We’re Going To Be Friends,” where Oberst takes on the vocals of Jack White and the girls of First Aid Kit do their best Meg White. This isn’t the first time the two bands have worked together, as Bright Eyes’ Mike Mogis produced First Aid Kit’s upcoming album, The Lion’s Roar and the two bands also toured together in September. Cool for School: For the Benefit of the Lunchbox will have a digital release in October via Manimal Vinyl Records.
Listen to “We’re Going To Be Friends” at Pitchfork, here.
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