When I first heard this, I couldn’t imagine what White Stripe’s song Bright Eyes could possibly pull off a cover of. Then I read it, and it was the “Ah, of course” moment…. they’re covering the impossibly cute “We Are Gonna Be Friends.”
This cover is for a charity album, called Cool For School: For the Benefit of the Lunchbox Fund. Hold your laughter, please, I know it is a ridiculous name, but it helps to provide school meals for South African school children through an organization called The Lunchbox Fund. If you want to see more of the artists participating, and hear Albert Hammond, Jr. covering Big Star’s “Thirteen” then head over to Stereogum.
Here’s a link to Bright Eyes cover of “We Are Gonna Be Friends”.