Previously Unheard Tracks from David Byrne, Big Boi, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, and Many More Available This Friday

Part 2 of Good Music to Avert the Collapse of American Democracy is available October 2 only on Bandcamp.

Last month, Fair Fight unleashed a too-good-to-be-true comp for Bandcamp Friday compiling a forty-song track list comprised of original music from Phoebe Bridgers, Hayley Williams, Weyes Blood, Angel Olsen, and plenty others that was only available for 24 hours. Turns out the Good Music to Avert the Collapse of Democracy is an ongoing project, with this month’s Bandcamp Friday hosting a comp nearly twice the size.

Apparently American democracy is still under threat of collapse, and Volume 2 proves a who’s who of prominent artists who really don’t want to see this happen. David Byrne, Pearl Jam, Phoenix (covering Whitney), Yola (covering Nina again), Yoko Ono (remixed by Animal Collectives’s Deakin), Yeah Yeah Yeahs (covering Bradford Cox’s Atlas Sound project), Jenny Lewis, NNAMDÏ (in a much-anticipated Lala Lala collab), PUP, Sturgill Simpson, Margo Price, and Tunde Adebimpe (covering Pink Floyd) are all present and accounted for, which doesn’t even touch the surface of the live recordings (including one from the late John Prine, as well as Arcade Fire and David Byrne teaming up for a cover of “This Must Be the Place”) included. 

100 percent of the comp’s proceeds benefit Voting Rights Lab, an org fighting for voting rights. Though you’ll have to wait until Friday to hear it, you can pre-order the album here.

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