R.E.M. Contribute To ‘Good Music To Avert The Collapse Of American Democracy’

The compilation will go live on Friday, September 4 on Bandcamp for 24 hours only.

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R.E.M, along with a host of artists, also including The National’s Matt Berninger, Thurston Moore, Sylvan Esso and The Decemberists, who have contributed tracks to a new compilation titled Good Music To Avert The Collapse Of American Democracy.

The compilation will go live at 12:01 am PT this Friday, September 4 for 24 hours only via Bandcamp. The name of the album cuts straight to the point: Good Music to Avert the Collapse of American Democracy.

The album features a total of 40 previously unreleased recordings that we’ll be selling together for $20.20. Scroll down to read the full tracklist.

This collection is benefitting Fair Fight. This is a voters rights organization that promotes fair elections around the country through voter education, election reform, and combating voter suppression.

The compilation album cover has been designed by Shepard Fairey and the album’s proceeds will be donated to North America’s largest online racial justice organization, Color of Change.

Good Music To Avert The Collapse Of American Democracy includes the following tracks:

1. Hayley Williams – “Color Me In” (Broadcast Cover)
2. Tycho x Ben Gibbard – “Only Love Will Save This Place” (Demo Version)
3. R.E.M. – “Begin The Begin” (Live in Hampton, VA 1989)
4. Matt Berninger – “In Between Days2 (The Cure Cover)
5. Grouplove – “Hardware Store”
6. Rostam – “Half-Light (Acoustic)”
7. Soccer Mommy – “Girl Next Door” (Saving Jane Cover)
8. Flume x Eprom – “Nor. 7”
9. 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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