Published Apr 18, 2015Robotic Empire is paying tribute to Nirvana for the second consecutive Record Store Day. Following last year's In Utero, in Tribute, in Entirety, the label is toasting 1991's Nevermind with Whatever Nevermind, and this latest covers record is now available to stream in full.
There are 14 songs in all — the original 12 album cuts plus the hidden track "Endless, Nameless" and the B-side "Even in His Youth." Contributors include Torche, Boris, Circa Survive, Touche Amore, Kylesa, Cave In, La Dispute, Young Widows, Thou and more.
Some of these bands remain faithful to the source material, while others take significant liberties. Young Widows' harsh, angular take on "Smells Like Teen Spirit" sounds like a different tune entirely, and the same goes for Boris' slow and seething adaptation of "Lithium." On the other hand, Circa Survive's "Drain You" sounds particularly close to the original.
Hear it all below. If you're suitably impressed, run out to your local record store and you might still be able to find a copy.