To follow up their In Utero tribute record, label Robotic Empire have announced the release of their tribute album to Nirvana‘s Nevermind. The new record, titled Whatever Nevermind, will feature the likes of Thou, Circa Survive, Torche, Nothing, and Kylesa among others. The record will be released in conjunction with Record Store Day, April 18, and can be pre-ordered iTunes. The track listing can be found after the break.
Alternative Press has premiered Circa Survive‘s faithful rendition of “Drain You”, which can also be streamed after the break.
Remember that amazing Thou/The Body collaboration? Well, it was fucking incredible and the bands have released a music video for their track “Beyond the Realms of Dream, That Fleeting Shade Under the Corpus of Vanity,” which seems like it was mostly completed by Thou, whose bassist Mitch Wells’ wife appears in the video. Check out the video below and let is crush you. Continue reading →
Portland, OR experimental doom/noise outfit The Body have initiated an IndieGoGo crowdfunding campaign for a new van. Perks ranging from stickers to exclusive campaign only t-shirts and pizza parties are available at varying donation levels. Take a look at the campaign here.
The Body had two releases earlier this year, a collaboration LP on RVNG Intl. with The Haxan Cloak entitled I Shall Die Here and a collaboration LP on Vinyl Rites with doom brothers Thou entitled Released From Love. They are currently working on a second collaboration LP with Thou.
Footage has surfaced on the web of The Body and Thou covering Nine Inch Nails during their set at Gilead Fest in Oshkosh, Wisconsin last month. The band closed their set with a doom-laden, noisy rendition of the classic NIN track “Terrible Lie”. You can check out the performance after the break.
In support of their recently released collaborative album, Released From Love, The Body and Thou will embark on a summer U.S. tour starting on Monday. The band will be performing a collaborative set, which will include material from Released From Love and others, on most dates. The tour will lead up to Gilead Fest in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in which the band will perform as one unit on the first day of the festival and then separately on the following days. You can check out the extensive touring schedule after the break.
Remember that awe-inspiring Nirvana tribute album we heard about a while back? We have already heard Thou‘s cover of “Milk It” and now you can hear the whole album in full. The release came out on Friday, which as most of you know was Record Store Day, but if you didn’t have a chance to snag yourself one, the release has made it’s way online.
Who wouldn’t want to hear Nirvana covered by the likes of Thursday, These Arms Are Snakes, Whirr, Daughters and more? Check it out: Continue reading →
Two of the most amazing bands currently in existence have to be The Body and Thou, who respectively are phenomenal. What happens when you put the two together? Released From Love. Released From Love is a collaborative 12″ that is currently being streamed in its entirety. You can check out after the jumps as well as see the dates for the upcoming Thou / The Body tour. Prepare yourselves. This will be amaze. Continue reading →
Baton Rouge sludge outfit, Thou, are currently streaming their cover of Nirvana’s “Milk It” over at Pitchfork. The track will appear on Robotic Empire’s In Utero tribute album, In Utero: In Tribute, which will be released on April 19th. Thou will be joined by Daughters, These Arms Are Snakes, Circa Survive, and others on the album. Head over to Pitchfork to stream the cover.
Robotic Empire will be releasing a tribute to Nirvana’s classic album, In Utero, as their 100th release and as part of their 15th year anniversary. The album, In Utero: In Tribute, will be released digitally and on vinyl on April 19th as a part of Record Store Day. The album will feature the likes of Thursday, These Arms Are Snakes, Daughters, Young Widows and more covering one song from the album. Robotic Empire head honcho Andy Low said the following of the tribute:
It has been a privilege to introduce so many unique bands to likeminded freaks over the past 15 years. Looking back at what’s transpired almost seems unreal, and even with a shameful carbon footprint of many thousand plastic circles – I can safely say that it has been an honor to work with the artists we have, and a hearty thank you is due to all who’ve listened thus far. I genuinely hope you’ll enjoy this tribute to one of the bands who first showed me the strange side of music. Nirvana was truly one of the greats, and we’ve done our best to craft an appropriate homage to so many people’s all-time favorite band
Digital pre-orders can be purchased on iTunes now. You can view the track listing after the break.
It’s that time of year again: when we tell all of you folks what our favorite albums of 2012 were. Well, like last year I have compiled a few different lists and I wanted to start off with this one.
Who doesn’t love split albums? I mean, getting not one, but two bands on a single record is a thing of beauty. I listened a shit-ton of split albums this year and it was a pain in my ass narrowing down to only ten splits. This is what I have come to think of as the best split releases of 2012.