Video — April 7, 2010 at 10:50 am

Video: R.E.M.’s Mike Mills covers Billy Bragg’s ‘Sing Their Souls Back Home’ for Voice Project

During a break from sessions for R.E.M.’s next album, Mike Mills contributed a cover of Billy Bragg’s “Sing Their Souls Back Home” — off the agit-folkie’s 2008 album Mr. Love & Justice — to The Voice Project, described by as “a song-driven movement inspired by the women of Uganda who are using their voices and songs as vehicles for change in the war-ravaged region of Northern Uganda, Southern Sudan and Eastern Congo.”

The performance, seen above, was filmed at Mills’ Los Angeles home on Feb. 26, and joins a series of short films featuring artists including Andrew Bird, The Submarines and Bedouin Soundclash, among others. Below we’ve featured two more clips: Joe Purdy covering R.E.M.’s “Swan Swan H” and Joseph Arthur tackling Peter Gabriel’s “Shock the Monkey.”

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