R.E.M., Hayley Williams, Phoebe Bridgers, Angel Olsen, More Contribute to New Voters’ Rights Compilation

Michael Stipe Phoebe Bridgers and Hayley Williams

A who’s who of indie rock royalty are contributing to a new charity compilation benefiting voters’ rights ahead of the 2020 election.

Aptly titled Good Music to Avert the Collapse of American Democracy, the 40-track album collects previously unreleased recordings from the likes of R.E.M., Hayley Williams, Phoebe Bridgers, Angel Olsen, The National’s Matt Berninger, Jamila Woods, Rostam, Flume, Weyes Blood, and more.

Notable entries including Williams’ cover of Broadcast’s “Colour Me”; Berninger’s rendition of The Cure’s “In Between Days”; an in-the-works collaboration between Ben Gibbard and Tycho; demos from Bridgers, Sharon Van Etten, King Tuff, and Tegan and Sara; an unearthed Beverly Glenn-Copeland song from 1977; and Weyes Blood’s cover of Joni Mitchell.

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. Shepard Fairey desired the compilation’s cover art.

But here’s the catch: Good Music to Avert the Collapse of American Democracy will only be available exclusively via Bandcamp for 24 hours on September 4th. 100% of the proceeds will go towards Fair Fight, a voters rights organization that promotes fair elections around the country through voter education, election reform, and combating voter suppression. Get your copy here.

Good Music to Avert the Collapse of American Democracy Artwork:

Good Music to Avert the Collapse of American Democracy September 6, 2020

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