Conor Oberst is Jack and Swedish girl duo First Aid Kit is Meg for a cover of The White Stripes’ “We’re Going to be Friends”. Check it out at Pitchfork.
The track is part of a new benefit album called Cool for School: For the Benefit of the Lunchbox Fund, which sees an electric group of artists covering “school themed” songs. All proceeds from the sale of the album will go to The Lunch Box Fund charity, which provides nutritional programs to schools in Africa.
Update: Stereogum has another compilation track, Albert Hammond Jr.’s cover of “Thirteen” by Big Star.
Cool for School: For the Benefit of the Lunchbox Fund Tracklist:
01. Bright Eyes (feat. First Aid Kit) – I Can Tell Were Gonna Be Friends (White Stripes)
02. Jenny O. – The Happiest Days of our Lives/Another Brick in the Wall (Pink Floyd)
03. Gabe Saporta (Cobra Starship) & Louis Epsterin (Jump Into The Gospel) – Futures So Bright (Timbuk 3)
04. Albert Hammond Jr. (The Strokes) – Thirteen (Big Star)
05. Alexander (Edward Sharpe) – Teacher/Student
06. Joseph Arthur – Rockin In The Free World (Neil Young)
07. Luke Rathborne – I Hate My School (Redd Kross)
08. Fences – School (Nirvana)
09. Angela McCluskey – We Rule The School (Belle & Sebastian)
10. Rain Phoenix & Jonathan Wilson – Coat of Many Colors (Dolly Parton)
11. Craig Werden + Pink Ape (Shudder to Think) – Headmasters Ritual (The Smiths)