Merge Records has released a covers compilation to support Georgia Democrats Jon Osoff and Rev. Dr. Raphael Warnock in their bids for the U.S. Senate. It features 17 covers of songs by Georgia artists. Contributors include TORRES, H.C. McEntire (featuring Amy Ray and Angel Olsen), Superchunk, and Wye Oak. Below, listen to Titus Andronicus’ cover of Indigo Girls’ “Closer to Fine.” Buy the collection, called Going to Georgia, at Bandcamp.
All of the proceeds from Going to Georgia will benefit Fair Fight Action and Mijente, two organizations prioritizing voter advocacy in Georgia. Voter-registration efforts from Fair Fight and Mijente helped the state go Democratic in this year’s presidential election. The state’s runoff elections, which will determine party control of the Senate, will be held on Tuesday, January 5 2021.
Merge and Superchunk co-founder Mac McCaughan shared a short statement about Going to Georgia, which takes its name from a Mountain Goats song:
Death Cab for Cutie have also released a Bandcamp exclusive EP of similarly minded Georgia covers this week, featuring tracks by TLC, Neutral Milk Hotel, R.E.M., and more.