If you want to pick a hip song to cover for a children’s project, you could do worse than the White Stripes’ “We’re Going to Be Friends.” Jack Johnson did it for the Curious George soundtrack and now Bright Eyes and First Aid Kit do it for a children’s charity.
Their cute electronic version appears on Cool for School: For the Benefit of the Lunchbox Fund, a school-themed covers album. The Lunchbox Fund provides meals to students in South Africa and comes out digitally October 11th. Listen to “We’re Going to Be Friends” and check out the full tracklist below. (via Pitchfork)
Update: Listen to Albert Hammond, Jr.’s cover of Big Star’s “Thirteen” at Stereogum.
Stream: Bright Eyes ft. First Aid Kit – We’re Going to Be Friends (The White Stripes cover)
‘Cool For School: For The Benefit Of The Lunchbox Fund’ Tracklist
01. Bright Eyes (Feat. First Aid Kit), “We’re Going to Be Friends” (White Stripes cover)
02. Jenny O., “The Happiest Days Of Our Lives/Another Brick In The Wall” (Pink Floyd cover)
03. Gabe Saporta (Cobra Starship) & Louis Epstein (Jump Into The Gospel), “Futures So Bright” (Timbuk 3 cover)
04. Albert Hammond Jr. (The Strokes), “Thirteen” (Big Star cover)
0 5. Alexander (Edward Sharpe), “Teacher/Student”
06. Joseph Arthur, “Rockin’ In The Free World” (Neil Young cover)
07. Luke Rathborne, “I Hate My School” (Redd Kross cover)
08. Fences, “School” (Nirvana cover)
09. Angela Mccluskey, “We Rule The School” (Belle & Sebastian cover)
10. Rain Phoenix & Jonathan Wilson, “Coat Of Many Colors” (Dolly Parton cover)
11. Craig Wedren + Pink Ape (Shudder To Think), “Headmaster’s Ritual” (The Smiths cover)