R.E.M., Hayley Williams, Phoebe Bridgers, Death Cab For Cutie, And More Featured On New Voters’ Rights Compilation

Some of indie rock’s best and most notable artists have contributed to the new charity compilation album, Good Music To Avert the Collapse of American Democracy.

The 40-track album features a collection of previously unreleased demos, live tracks, remixes and covers from artists like R.E.M., Hayley Williams, Jamila Woods, Phoebe Bridgers, Angel Olsen, Grouplove, Jamila Woods, Rostam, Flume, Weyes Blood, and more.

Included is The National’s Matt Berninger’s cover of The Cure‘s “In Between Days,” Soccer Mommy’s Saving Jane Cover, King Tuff’s “Evergreen” demo, a live track from Preservation Jazz Hall and more.

Other contributors include The Decemberists, Fleet Foxes’ Robin Pecknold, Real Estate, Sylvan Esso, Frankie Cosmos, Superchunk, Courtney Barnett, Sudan Archives, Thurston Moore, Best Coast, and Devendra Banhart.

The album will be available on Bandcamp for only 24 hours on September 4th as part of Bandcamp Friday. A limited edition signed poster of the artwork will also be available on Friday. All of the proceeds will benefit Fair Fight, a voters rights organization that promotes fair elections around the country through voter education, election reform, and combating voter suppression. Learn more about the organization here.

Check out the tracklisting and album art below.


Good Music to Avert the Collapse of American Democracy


01. Hayley Williams – Colour Me In (Broadcast Cover)
02. Tycho x Ben Gibbard – Only Love Will Save This Place (Demo Version)
03. R.E.M. – Begin The Begin (Live in Hampton, VA 1989)
04. Matt Berninger – In Between Days (The Cure Cover)
05. Grouplove – Hardware Store
06. Rostam – Half-Light (Acoustic)
07. Soccer Mommy – Girl Next Door (Saving Jane Cover)
08. Flume x Eprom – Nor. 7
09. clipping. – Chapter 319 (Jonathan’s Full Stop Remix)
10. My Morning Jacket – Bring the Power Back Home
11. Sudan Archives – War
12. Helado Negro – Us Meeting Them
13. Death Cab for Cutie – The New Year (Live in Seattle, WA 2020)
14. Jeff Tweedy – Whisper
15. Sharon Van Etten – malibu, driving down the one (demo)
16. Weyes Blood – River (Joni Mitchell Cover)
17. Thurston Moore – L’Ephemere
18. The Decemberists – Death-Defying (Hoodoo Gurus Cover, Live in Australia 2016)
19. Tegan and Sara – God Help Yourself (Demo)
20. Best Coast – Our Deal (Live in Studio 2020)
21. Poolside x Todd Edwards – Getting There From Here (Instrumental)
22. Jamila Woods – HEAVN (Slot-A Remix)
23. Robin Pecknold – Hammond Song (The Roches Cover)
24. Beverly Glenn-Copeland – Dream On (1977 Studio Recording)
25. Devendra Banhart – Taking a Page (Demo)
26. Phoebe Bridgers – Chinese Satellite (Voice Memo)
27. Real Estate – People’s Parties (Joni Mitchell Cover)
28. Sylvan Esso – Ferris Wheel (Live In-Studio)
29. Josh Ritter – Someday (In Progress)
30. Laura Jane Grace & The Devouring Mothers – Vancouver Divorce (Gord Downie Cover)
31. Alex G – Skull Eyes (True Widow Cover)
32. Frankie Cosmos – Another Piece
33. King Tuff – Evergreen (Demo)
34. Superchunk – Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing (Minutemen Cover)
35. Jay Som – Time Off Work
36. Angel Olsen – All Mirrors (Johnny Jewel Chamber Remix)
37. Gilligan Moss – Ultraparadíso (Campfire Edit)
38. Bhi Bhiman – Takin’ It Easy
39. Courtney Barnett – Sunday Roast (Live in Estes Park, CO 2020)
40. Preservation Hall Jazz Band – One Hundred Fires (Live in Seattle, WA 2019)

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Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Illinois Entertainer. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Creeper, and Green Day.

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