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Robotic Empire announces new Nirvana tribute

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 4:47 PM PT

Nirvana tribute

Official press release:

Longrunning independent record label Robotic Empire is thrilled to announce their second tribute to Nirvana; with the breakout "Nevermind" album being covered in full by a diverse range of bands. The new tribute LP, titled "Whatever Nevermind", is being released April 18th in conjunction with Record Store Day 2015, and sees contributions from Boris, Cave In, Circa Survive, Kylesa, La Dispute, Nothing, Pygmy Lush, Thou, Torche, Touche Amore, White Reaper, Wrong, and Young Widows.

Robotic Empire label owner Andy Low elaborates on the tribute:

"I'm beyond excited to reveal our second tribute to Nirvana, as the lineup assembled for 'Whatever Nevermind' has some of my favorite active bands running Nirvana's classics through their own creative filters. What they've come up with is a great merging of individual style with a nod to the influence of 'grunge'.

"Nirvana clearly doesn't need further accolade; they've been inducted into the Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame, are known by most music fans on the planet, and are one of the all-time greats. That being said, Nirvana helped shape the tastes of myself and countless musicians I respect, and to pay even a slight homage to them in return is a privilege. Working with the amazing range of talents involved here, including several return contributors from the first tribute LP, is an absolute honor, and I can't wait for people to hear the results."

Circa Survive's take on 'Drain You' premieres today via Alternative Press and can be heard here.

Track listing:

01. Young Widows - Smells Like Teen Spirit
02. Torche - In Bloom
03. Kylesa - Come As You Are
04. Cave In - Breed
05. Boris - Lithium
06. La Dispute - Polly
07. White Reaper - Territorial Pissings
08. Circa Survive - Drain You
09. Touche Amore - Lounge Act
10. Wrong - Stay Away
11. Pygmy Lush - On A Plain
12. Nothing - Something In The Way
13. Thou - Endless, Nameless / Even In His Youth (Bonus Tracks)

The vinyl edition of "Whatever Nevermind" is being released as a 12" + bonus 7" combined, with artwork inspired by and mutated from the original album, and includes a high-quality digital download. Record Store Day 2015 will see an exclusive color-vinyl edition accompanied by a large poster, akin to the 2014 RSD release of "In Utero: In Tribute".

The tribute will also be available April 18th to download/stream from all digital outlets, with digital pre-orders now available from iTunes including immediate availability of Circa Survive's cover of 'Drain You'.


3/24/2015 6:09:00 PM
no one gives a fck about nirvana anymore. especially if you have a bunch of shot bands covering the songs. nice try on sales though.

3/24/2015 6:09:24 PM
isn't their entire catalog enough of a Nirvana tribute?

3/24/2015 6:18:28 PM
This looks ok, that In Utero tribute was pretty forgettable though.

3/24/2015 6:34:36 PM
fcking cool. will listen.

3/24/2015 7:06:29 PM
will listen

3/24/2015 7:10:00 PM
circa survive and robotic empire. weird but awesome.

3/24/2015 7:48:25 PM
Saw Pygmy lush at then church in philly...such an amazing show

3/24/2015 7:55:46 PM
Dead Horse Flogged Ad Nauseum F@ggotry

3/24/2015 8:32:13 PM
thetowerofrome1 hour ago
fcking cool. will listen

3/24/2015 9:57:12 PM

3/24/2015 9:59:43 PM
What's next? A comp of bands covering Nirvana demos...or maybe a Hole cover comp. Shits gay. Stop.

3/24/2015 10:04:40 PM
I can think of a few current bands that worship Nirvana who probably tried but couldnt get on these comps. LOL @ them.

3/24/2015 11:27:55 PM
Again, no Ed Gein. Lame. Circa Survive along with Thou and Young Widows suck. That Cave In cover is good. But it's been around for a while.

3/25/2015 4:57:10 AM
Perfect song for Torche. Looking forward to hearing.

3/25/2015 8:18:50 AM
the whirr cover of pennyroyal tea, and jay reatard was fcking awesome

3/25/2015 10:19:05 AM
the most overrated band of all time and a perfect lineup of douchewad bands to cover their songs

3/25/2015 4:31:10 PM
No Daughters? Denied!

3/27/2015 4:01:55 AM
Great bands on here. Nirvana are forever! Boris and kylesa and thou will be great! Not feeling the vox on drain you cover. Anthony sounds too meek on it