Pearl Jam Contribute New Song to Good Music to Avert the Collapse of American Democracy Compilation

Vol. 2 also promises music from Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Feist, Phoenix, and David Byrne

Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder
Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder, photo via Instagram

    A second volume of Good Music to Avert the Collapse of American Democracy will be released this coming Friday, October 2nd. Expanding on Vol. 1, which was released in early September, the second compilation promises 77 previously unreleased recordings (!) from rock and indie royalty.

    Of particular note, Vol. 2 touts a brand new Pearl Jam song called “Get Back”, as well as covers of Nina Simone’s “Human Touch” by Feist; Atlas Sound’s “Criminals” by Yeah Yeah Yeahs; Whitney’s “No Woman” by Phoenix; and Mark Ronson and Isley Juber’s rejected submission for a Bond theme.

    David Byrne pops up on the tracklist twice: there’s both a demo from his Joan of Arc musical and a live recording of him performing Talking Heads’ “This Must Be the Place” with Arcade Fire. Other contributors include Bright Eyes, Wolf Parade, My Morning Jacket, The War on Drugs, Andrew Bird, Sturgill Simpson, Jenny Lewis, Perfume Genius, The Postal Service, and Fleet Foxes.


    As was the case for its predecessor, Vol. 2 will only be available for 24 hours exclusively on Bandcamp, with proceeds benefiting the Voting Rights Lab, a nonpartisan organization that brings state advocacy, policy, and legislative expertise to the fight for voting rights. Once the clock strikes midnight on October 3rd, you’ll no longer be able to download it, so set up your Google notifications calendars accordingly.

    Both volumes of Good Music to Avert the Collapse of American Democracy were organized by author Dave Eggers, along with artist managers Jordan Kurland and Darius Zelkha (Brilliant Corners Artist Management), Christian Stavros (Little Operation Management), and Barsuk Records label head Josh Rosenfeld.

    Good Music to Avert the Collapse of American Democracy Vol. 2 Artwork:

    Good Music to Avert the Collapse of American Democracy Vol. 2 Artwork

    Good Music to Avert the Collapse of American Democracy Vol. 2 Tracklist:
    01. David Byrne – People Tell Me
    02. Pearl Jam – Get It Back
    03. Little Dragon – Night Shift
    04. The Postal Service – We Will Become Silhouettes (Live from Berkeley, CA 2013)
    05. Cold War Kids – Almost A Crime
    06. Black Pumas – Colors (Live)
    07 Mark Ronson & Ilsey Juber – No Time To Die (Bond Demo)
    08. Guided By Voices – Game Of Pricks (Live from the Teragram Ballroom, LA on 12/31/19)
    09. Phoenix – No Woman (Whitney Cover)
    10. Yola – To Be Young, Gifted and Black (Song: Nina Simone, Arrangement: Aretha Franklin)
    11. Ciggy Black – Flypaper
    12. Arcade Fire feat. David Byrne – This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) [Talking Heads Cover, Live]
    13. Nilüfer Yanya – Day 7.5093
    14. Hippo Campus – No Poms (Live From First Ave)
    15. YOKO ONO PLASTIC ONO BAND – There’s No Goodbye Between Us (Remix by Deakin of Animal Collective)
    16. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Criminals (Atlas Sound Cover)
    17. The Harlem Gospel Travelers – Keep On Praying
    18. Perfume Genius – Jory (Demo)
    19. Feist – Human Touch (Nina Simone Cover)
    20. Jack Johnson – My Mind’s For Sale (Live in Lake Tahoe, NV 2017)
    21. Phantogram – You Are So Beautiful (Joe Cocker Cover)
    22. Big Boi and Sleepy Brown – We The Ones, ft. Killer Mike and Big Rube (Organized Noize Remix)
    23. Tenacious D – Rize of the Fenix (Live from Lollapalooza 2019)
    24. Alex Ebert – No Jokes Left
    25. John Prine – Your Flag Decal Won’t Get You Into Heaven Anymore (Live) feat. Margo Price, Jeremy Ivey, and Kenneth Pattengale
    26. Courtney Marie Andrews, Liz Cooper and Molly Sarlé – America (Simon & Garfunkel Cover)
    27. Jenny Lewis – Callaloo
    28. NNAMDÏ feat. Lala Lala – Dislocate
    29. !!! – Feels Good
    30. PUP – Edmonton
    31. Beach Bunny – Dream Boy (Live)
    32. Madi Diaz – Home On The Range
    33. Sturgill Simpson – All Around You – Live From The Ryman – 100% Grass Fed
    34. Shakey Graves – Good Listener
    35. Bob Mould Band – In A Free Land (Live in Seattle, WA 2019)
    36. Andrew Bird – Tables and Chairs
    37. Caleb Giles – Focus
    38. The Marías – Hold It Together (Demo)
    39. The War On Drugs – Eyes To The Wind (Live)
    40. Aimee Mann – Batten Down
    41. Chicano Batman – Invisible People (Live)
    42. Buzzy Lee – Cinderblock
    43. Fleet Foxes – Drops In The River (Live From The Ryman)
    44. Charly Bliss – Ohio (Demo)
    45. The Gossip – Room For You (Demo)
    46. KHEMIST – 40oz of Freedom
    47. The Dip – Friday Mixer
    48. Rhiannon Giddens and Dirk Powell – Wish In Vain
    49. Margo Price – Devil’s In The Details
    50. My Morning Jacket – Big Decisions (Jim’s Demo)
    51. Old 97’s – Southern Girls (Cheap Trick Cover)
    52. Colin Meloy – Bring On The Dancing Horses (Echo & The Bunnymen Cover)
    53. Matt and Kim – Let’s Go (Acoustic)
    54. Songhoy Blues Feat. FOKN Bois – Don’t FOKN Worry
    55. Wolf Parade – ATA
    56. Tunde Adebimpe (Of TV on the Radio) – Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd Cover)
    57. Stone Gossard – Near
    58. Dan Deacon – Rally Banner
    59. Girlpool – Babygirl and Mental
    60. Calexico – All Systems Red (Live in Tucson, AZ 2005)
    61. MUNA – Walk On Water (Toyin’s Song)
    62. Nada Surf – Stories Going ‘Round
    63. Surfer Blood – New Direction
    64. illuminati hotties – content//bedtime / superiority complex (big noise) (Live at BetaWave)
    65. Mexican Institute Of Sound – La Cura
    66. Marginal Prophets – What The Man Don’t Know (Won’t Hurt Him)
    67. MICHELLE – Sunrise (Remix)
    68. Whitney – Valleys (My Love) (Live from SPACE)
    69. Bright Eyes – Pan and Broom (Demo)
    70. Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit – Fooled Around and Fell In Love (Elvin Bishop Cover, Live)
    71. Bedouine – Let Me In Your Life (Bill Withers Cover)
    72. RHYE – Hymn (Becky and the Birds Remix)
    73. Faye Webster – Vanishing Twin (Blake Mills Cover)
    74. Deaf Charlie – Something Real
    75. Thao & The Get Down Stay Down – Chosen
    76. Nick Hakim – QADIR – Extended
    77. Flume x Toro y Moi – The Difference (slowboi version)


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