McSweeney’s Mix: May Cause Drowsiness

Pirate enthusiast and rejected Real Worlder Dave Eggers persuaded Stereogum’s favorite nü-folkies to cover each other’s songs for the Believer bard’s new compilation CD. Free with the June issue…

01 The Decemberists – “Bridges & Balloons” by Joanna Newsom
02 Spoon – “Decora” by Yo La Tengo
03 Constantines – “Why I Didn’t Like August ’93” by Elevator
04 CocoRosie – “Ohio” by Damien Jurado
05 The Mountain Goats – “Pet Politics” by Silver Jews
06 San Serac – “Late Blues” by Ida
07 The Shins – “We Will Become Silhouettes” by the Postal Service
08 Josephine Foster – “The Golden Window” by the Cherry Blossoms
09 Cynthia G. Mason – “Surprise, AZ” by Richard Buckner
10 Jim Guthrie – “Nighttime/Anytime (It’s Alright)” by the Constantines
11 Espers – “Firefly Refrain” by Fursaxa
12 Two Gallants – “Anna’s Sweater” by Blear
13 Vetiver – “Be Kind to Me” by Michael Hurley
14 Ida – “My Fair, My Dark” by David Schickele
15 Mount Eerie – “Waterfalls” by Thanksgiving
16 Devendra Banhart – “Fistful of Love” by Antony & the Johnsons
17 Wolf Parade – “Claxxon’s Lament” by Frog Eyes

Sounds like an indie-yuppie’s wet dream. (Speaking of which … contest winner will be announced next week the week of 5/23 in a major magazine. Stay tuned.)