Torche, Boris, Thou Pay Tribute to Nirvana on ‘Whatever Nevermind’ Compilation
Indie label Robotic Empire put together the album for Record Store Day
Virginia record label Robotic Empire put together a tribute to Nirvana’s In Utero last year for Record Store Day, and now that the hallowed holiday has rolled back around they’ve returned with another special compilation. Whatever Nevermind collects contributions from a number of metal and punk acts covering their favorite tracks from Nirvana’s iconic 1991 album. The label was able to wrangle a harrowing rendition of “Endless, Nameless” from sludgy quintet Thou and a curdling version of “In Bloom” by Torche, alongside cuts by shoegaze acts Nothing and Boris and garage punk troublemakers White Reaper. It’s a pretty star-studded comp, at least as far as this scene is concerned. You can stream it in full below, and if you’re itching for more covers check out SPIN’s own tribute to the record from a few years ago.