Do you guys and gals remember the American rock band Nirvana? The band was a big success when their hit “Smells Like Teen Spirit,” the first single from the band’s second album Nevermind was released in 1991. However, the grunge group broke up in 1994 when Kurt Cobain (the lead singer) committed suicide. Well Reimagine Music is celebrating the recent twentieth anniversary of Nirvana’s Nevermind with a unique compilation entitled, Come As You Are: A 20th Anniversary Tribute To Nirvana’s Nevermind. This special tribute album features contributions from some of today’s best alternative and indie rock artists and will be available on October 25th and features artists such as The Album Leaf, Maps & Atlases, Hawthorne Heights, mewithoutYou, Murder by Death and more.
I got a sneak peek download of the full album and have to say its very good! My favorite song was Lounge Act performed by Murder by Death . I also liked “On A Plain” too! check it out!
Here is the name of all the artists and tracks listed on the album…
“Come As You Are: A 20th Anniversary Tribute To Nirvana’s Nevermind”
1. The Dutch Masters (featuring Brent and Courtney of The Dandy Warhols) “Smells
Like Teen Spirit”
2. mewithoutYou “In Bloom”
3. Civil Twilight “Come As You Are”
4. Story Of The Year “Breed”
5. Hawthorne Heights “Lithium”
6. Finger Eleven “Polly”
7. Will Dailey “Territorial P*****gs”
8. Maps & Atlases “Drain You”
9. Murder By Death “Lounge Act”
10. Pitty “Stay Away”
11. The Album Leaf “On A Plain”
12. Margot and the Nuclear So and So’s “Something In the Way”
13. Anthony Raneri (of Bayside) “About A Girl”
More Information About Come As You Are: A 20th Anniversary Tribute To Nirvana’s Nevermind:
The dark songs that make up Nevermind so eloquently personified teenage angst that it took FM radio and, subsequently, MTV by storm effectively ushering ‘alternative rock’ to a mainstream audience. Nirvana’s place in rock history would be secured by creating the most influential album of their generation. Kurt Cobain’s poetic, self deprecating, deeply introspective lyrics, and the stunning musical energy of Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic continues to attract countless listeners the world over, pulled into its orbit, and furthering Nevermind’s status as one of the most celebrated albums of all time.
Come As You Are is produced by the acclaimed Jim Sampas whose other tributes to seminal albums such as Bruce Springsteen’sNebraska w/ Johnny Cash, Aimee Mann, Ben Harper and others and The Beatles’ Rubber Soul w/ Sufjan Stevens, Ted Leo, Low, and others, as well as the Jay Farrar & Benjamin Gibbard album One Fast Move Or I’m Gone: Music From Kerouac’s Big Sur, are regarded as touchstones of the genre. Each reimagining is a unique experience because Sampas comes at the music from a fresh perspective, combining the right artists with the perfect track, all with an eye toward producing insightful performances that capture the original intent of the tracks.
Come As You Are: A 20th Anniversary Tribute To Nirvana’s Nevermind can be pre-ordered on itunes and amazon.com ($12.85)!
FTC Disclosure: Information and track provided by Stache Media.