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Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Bright Eyes Covers White Stripes' "We're Going To Be Friends"
from Pitchfork: Bright Eyes Cover the White Stripes
Conor Oberst and band do "We're Going to be Friends" for charity
By Carrie Battan, October 4, 2011 9:56 a.m. CT
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 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. Below, stream the Bright Eyes track.