Hands up – we’re a bit late on this beauty. It came out on Record Store Day via longrunning record label / mailorder distro, Robotic Empire who’re based in Washington, Virginia and in short it’s a set of covers of Nirvana tracks by some of our favourite heavy bands. Ever wondered what Boris playing Lithium sounds like? Or fucking Thou playing Endless, Nameless and Even In His Youth? Well wonder no longer – just click play on the embed above and leave it to cycle thru the tracks.

With the excellent title “Whatever, Nevermind” the release features interpretations by the following bands of these respective tracks…

  • 1. YOUNG WIDOWS – Smells Like Teen Spirit 03:11
  • 2. TORCHE – In Bloom 04:28
  • 3. KYLESA – Come As You Are 05:18
  • 4. CAVE IN – Breed 03:12
  • 5. BORIS – Lithium 05:16
  • 6. LA DISPUTE – Polly 02:28
  • 7. WHITE REAPER – Territorial Pissings 02:05
  • 8. CIRCA SURVIVE – Drain You 03:45
  • 9. TOUCHE AMORE – Lounge Act 02:54
  • 10. WRONG – Stay Away 03:07
  • 11. PYGMY LUSH – On A Plain 05:23
  • 12. NOTHING – Something In The Way 05:06
  • 13. THOU – Endless, Nameless 07:05
  • 14. THOU – Even In His Youth 03:13

More details – i.e. how to purchase – via the label’s Bandcamp (for digital) or Robotic Empire’s website (for splendid blue vinyl).

Robotic Empire can also be found on Facebook and Twitter, as @roboticempire.

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Guy is a former full time member of the Louder Than War editorial team, who's since moved on to pastures new. Music's been a large part of his life since he first stumbled across Peel on his tranny as a fifteen year old. His whole approach to music was learnt from Peel in fact, which includes having as inclusive a taste in music as possible. Guy devotes most of his time looking for new music & although he's been known to say "the only good music is new music" he pretty much accepts this is bollocks. Favourite band The Minutemen.

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