According to Pitchfork:
As part of a collaborative charity effort, the Gift Horse Project and Manimal Vinyl Records have 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 alongside Swedish duo First Aid Kit 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. After the tracklist, stream the Bright Eyes/First Aid Kit track.
So it’s all for a good cause. Even though I’ve never been a huge Bright Eyes fan, it looks as though if this kind of goodwill-ery keeps up, we’re going to be friends after all.