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Robotic Empire announces second Nirvana tribute, “Whatever Nevermind”

We are extremely stoked to announce our second tribute to Nirvana, this time with their 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 diverse contributions from Boris, Cave In, Circa Survive, Kylesa, La Dispute, Nothing, Pygmy Lush, Thou, Torche, Touche Amore, White Reaper, Wrong and Young Widows.

The lineup assembled for Whatever Nevermind has some of our 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 our tastes and of countless musicians we 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 we 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:


On their method of tackling the project, Brendan from Circa Survive says:

“There are different ways to approach covering a band. For us, doing a Nirvana song takes us back to a very raw place that we were in when we were young and just falling in love with music. We didn’t want to say ‘here’s what this song would’ve sounded like if Circa wrote it’. It was way more fun for us to live in their energy and pay homage to their influence by just rocking the shit out of it and keeping it raw.”

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':


Last year’s In Utero: In Tribute vinyl sold out on release day, the digital version received a spotlight on the iTunes storefront and received coverage across high-profile media including Alternative Press, SPIN and The Guardian.

As Robotic Empire’s 100th release, “In Utero: In Tribute” concluded an oft-rumored, elusive 7-year project. Just one year later, the catalog number for followup homage “Whatever Nevermind” appropriately lands at Robo 116, as the label celebrates its 16th year of existence with this release. We couldn’t be more proud and excited to present this to you!

“Whatever Nevermind”

Young Widows – Smells Like Teen Spirit
Torche – In Bloom
Kylesa – Come As You Are
Cave In – Breed
Boris – Lithium
La Dispute – Polly
White Reaper – Territorial Pissings
Circa Survive – Drain You
Touche Amore – Lounge Act
Wrong – Stay Away
Pygmy Lush – On A Plain
Nothing – Something In The Way
Thou – Endless, Nameless / Even In His Youth (Bonus Tracks)

New stuff in Robotic Empire’s Online Store (HUM, CONVERGE, JK FLESH, HOAX, TOUCHE AMORE, etc etc etc)

Almost 1-month to the day from our last update (with lots of killer new stuff, plus key re-presses from TORCHE and BARONESS), we’re back with another round of awesome stuff in the Robotic Empire – Online Store.

We’ve got a wicked variety of cool stuff for this update, including one item which we’re incredibly jealous (and mildly frustrated) NOT to have been a part of. After years of harassing HUM about letting us reissue their incredible catalog, Shop Radio Cast beat everyone (including the band) to the punch. The resulting proof is in the pudding though, as their reissue of You’d Prefer An Astronaut really did turn out nice, along with the reissue treatment for two bangin QUICKSAND 12″s.

Beyond the special attention to that stuff, there are many other high-calibre items here including new items from CONVERGE, HOAX, JK FLESH, LOMA PRIETA, IN LOVING MEMORY, MAGIC CIRCLE, plus splits from TRIAC / D.O.C., TOUCHE AMORE / PBTT, DROPDEAD x2 and, YEAR OF NO LIGHT / ALTAR OF PLAGUES, plus imports aplenty from Vendetta/Adagio and some other choice stuff.

On the re-stock tip, we’re talkin bout (Willis) crucial stuff from ACID KING, AMENRA, CLOUD RAT, DROPDEAD, GIANTS, GODFLESH, KEN MODE, KIDCRASH, NACHTMYSTIUM, PHOENIX BODIES, RAEIN, PUNCH, ROSETTA, TOUCHE AMORE and WHITEHORSE. Here are the full lists:

* Batillus – Concrete Sustain 12″ (Vendetta) $14.99
* Black Heart Rebellion, The – Har Nevo 12″ (Adagio830) $14.99
* Blue Letter, The – Love Is Not Control – GREY COLORED VINYL 2×12″ (Init) $19.99
* Brainbombs – Obey – RED COLORED VINYL 12″ (Armageddon) $14.99
* Children Of God – We Set Fire to The Sky 12″ (Vendetta) $14.99
* Converge – All We Love We Leave Behind 2×12″ (Deathwish) $19.99
* Converge / Dropdead – 20th Anniversary Split – COLORED VINYL 7″ (Self Released) $5.99
* Crowskin – Black Lava 12″ (Vendetta) $14.99
* Dropdead / Look Back And Laugh – Split – GREEN COLORED VINYL 7″ (Armageddon) $5.99
* Elder – Spires Burn / Release – PURPLE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Armageddon) $14.99
* Hoax – Self-Titled 12″ (Adagio830) $14.99
* Holy – The Age Of Collapse 12″ (Adagio830) $14.99
* Hum – You’d Prefer An Astronaut – 180 GRAM WHITE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Shop Radio Cast) $21.99
* In Loving Memory – A Discography – ORANGE COLORED VINYL 12″ (Init) $14.99
* JK Flesh – Posthuman CD (3 By 3 Music) $9.99
* Loma Prieta – Life/Less 12″ (Deathwish) $9.99
* Magic Circle – Self-Titled 12″ (Armageddon) $14.99
* Multiple Truths – No One Wins 12″ (Halo Of Flies) $10.99
* Perfect Future – Old Wounds: Warmth In The Winter Of 1914 & 1915 12″ (Adagio830) $14.99
* Quicksand – Manic Compression – RED BLACK SWIRL COLORED VINYL 12″ (Shop Radio Cast) $19.99
* Quicksand – Slip – 180 GRAM BLACK VINYL 12″ (Shop Radio Cast) $19.99
* Reivers – Sympathetic Shock 12″ (Vendetta) $14.99
* Ruined Families – Blank Language 12″ (Adagio830) $14.99
* Terror Bird – Secret Rituals 12″ (Adagio830) $14.99
* Touche Amore / Pianos Become The Teeth – Split – AQUA BLUE COLORED VINYL 7″ (Deathwish) $4.99
* Triac / D.O.C – Split 12″ (RSR) $16.99
* Whitehorse / Batillus – Split 12″ (Vendetta) $14.99
* Year Of No Light / Altar Of Plagues – Split 12” (Music Fear Satan) $14.99

* Acid King – Free / Down With the Crown 12” (Kreation) $10.99
* Acid King – III 12” – COLORED VINYL (Kreation) $10.99
* Amenra – Mass III-II + Mass IIII 2xCD (Init) $13.99
* Cloud Rat – Moksha 12” (Halo Of Flies) $10.99
* Dropdead – Discography 12-13 12” – RED COLORED VINYL (Armageddon) $14.99
* Dropdead – Self Titled 1993 12” – BLUE COLORED VINYL (Armadeggon) $14.99
* Giants – Old Stories 12” – COLORED VINYL (Cavity) $9.99
* Godflesh – Love and Hate In Dub 12” (Kreation) $10.99
* Ken Mode – Venerable 12” – CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Init) $14.99
* Kidcrash – Naps 12” – One-Sided VINYL (Init) $12.99
* Nachtmystium – Eulogy IV 12” (Kreation) $10.99
* Phoenix Bodies / Raein – Split 7” – CLEAR COLORED VINYL (Init) $4.99
* Punch – Nothing Lasts 7” (Deathwish) $4.99
* Rosetta – A Determinism of Morality 2×12” – COLORED VINYL (Cavity) $19.99
* Touche Amore – Parting The Sea Between Brightness and Me 12” (Deathwish) $10.99
* Whitehorse – Progression 12” – BLACK AND BLUE COLORED VINYL (At A Loss) $14.99

In addition to all that cool jibba jabb, we’re expecting our copies of the debut SOME STRANGER 12″ EP to arrive within the next two weeks and all pre-orders will then ship out A S A P.

The full EP is now streaming via SoundCloud and/or Bandcamp.

We pressed this bad mamma jamma as a 45rpm 12″ and it includes a high quality digital download as well. Pre-orders are currently available here and are available on black or clear/black color vinyl.

BOOM! That’s it for this time, please hit up the Robotic Empire – Online Store for all this and more. Big ups!