Pearl Jam turned Brandi Carlile‘s slow-burning country tune “Again Today” into a blistering punk track for the upcoming tribute album, Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years of the Story – An Album to Benefit War Child. The LP arrives May 5th via Legacy Recordings.
While Carlile’s original song builds steadily from a sparse beginning to a chilling orchestral climax, Pearl Jam start at a rock & roll sprint and never let up. Carlile provides backing vocals to the cover, her voice simmering beneath Eddie Vedder’s howl as it rages over a torrent of drums and guitars.
Cover Stories will also feature Adele, Dolly Parton, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James, Kris Kristofferson, the Avett Brothers and more interpreting tracks from Carlile’s 2007 LP The Story. Barack Obama provided a foreword for the record. All proceeds from Cover Stories will benefit War Child UK, an organization that aims to protect and educate children in war-torn countries.