For the last two years, on Record Store Day, the people at the Richmond, Virginia punk/metal label Robotic Empire have released Nirvana tribute albums on Record Store Day. In previous years, the tributes to In Utero and Nevermind have featured people like Jay Reatard, Thursday, Ceremony, Kylesa, Boris, and Touché Amoré. This year, the label will give us Doused In Mud, Soaked In Bleach, a full-length tribute to Nirvana’s debut album Bleach. This one features bands like Beach Slang, Thou, Daughters, Young Widows, and Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place. And below, you can listen to Philly rippers Circa Survive’s take on “Love Buzz” (which is actually a cover of a cover; the original was written and recorded by the band Shocking Blue in 1969).
Doused In Mud, Soaked In Bleach will be out 4/16, Record Store Day. I hope this project doesn’t end with Bleach; we need Robotic Empire’s tributes to Incesticide and MTV Unplugged In New York.