Published Mar 24, 2014Montreal-based organization Yellow Bird Project works with independent musicians to raise money for various charities. Previously, it has done so by collaborating on exclusive T-shirts, but it has just announced plans to get in on the music itself with a new compilation.
Called Good People Rock, the compilation sees indie artists covering other indie artists. Tracks include Andrew Bird taking on the New Pornographers, Hayden offering his own version of a TV on the Radio song, and Elvis Perkins and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah's Alec Ounsworth covering each other's material.
The compilation is being crowdsourced via a Pledge Music campaign. Depending on how much you donate, prizes include T-shirts, vinyl, CDs and a poetry zine.
Check out the tracklisting for Good People Rock below, along with Andrew Bird's take on the New Pornographers' "Fake Headlines."
Thanks to Pitchfork for the tip.
Good People Rock:
1. Andrew Bird "Fake Headlines" (The New Pornographers)
2. Hayden "Family Tree" (TV on the Radio)
3. Elvis Perkins ft. Alec Ounsworth "Mexican Ritual" (Alec Ounsworth)
4. Whispertown "Give A Little Love" (Rilo Kiley)
5. Micah P. Hinson "Not One Bit Ashamed" (King Creosote)
6. King Creosote "Take It In" (Hot Chip)
7. Alec Ounsworth "How's Forever Been Baby" (Elvis Perkins)
8. Keaton Henson "Take Care" (Beach House)
9. Dry the River "Satellite Mind" (Metric)
10. T E Morris "Much More Then That" (Sharon Van Etten)