Connor Oberst and the rest of Bright Eyes – with some assistance of First Aid Kit – covered the White Stripes' downright adorable White Blood Cells number, "We're Going To Be Friends" for Gift Horse Project's new charity compilation, Cool for School: For the Benefit of the Lunchbox Fund. As the title subtly hints, all proceeds from the sale of the compilation will benefit the Lunch Box Fund, which provides nutritional programs to schools in Africa.
The compilation features a great little mix of artists performing "school themed" tunes like Seattle's Fences covering "School" by homestate heroes Nirvana. Classics by Pink Floyd, The Smiths, Neil Young and Belle & Sebastian are also reinterpreted on Cool for School.
Bright Eyes - "We're Going To Be Friends" (White Stripes cover)
Cool for School: For the Benefit of the Lunchbox Fund
01 Bright Eyes: "We're Going to Be Friends" [ft. First Aid Kit] (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: "We Rule the School" [ft. Kraig Johnson] (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 Gave Saporta and Louis Epstein: "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades" (Timbuk 3 cover)