Texas post-rock band This Will Destroy You premiere their cover of Nirvana’s “Paper Cuts” today via Pitchfork:
The quartet, comprised of Jeremy Galindo, Chris King, Donovan Jones and Alex Bhore, enlisted the additional vocal talents of Kate Fisher and Lily Taylor to create a haunting, expanded rendition of the “Bleach”-era classic.
On their approach to reenvisioning the song, TWDY comments,
“The framework for “Paper Cuts” was a welcomed challenge to work on as the track is already doomy and repetive. Going slow and low seemed to be the way to put our own stamp on the cover while maintaining the rawness and intensity of the original.”
The cover is part of Robotic Empire’s third Nirvana tribute LP, completing a trifecta of homages to the legendary grunge band’s studio albums. “Doused in Mud, Soaked in Bleach” is being released in conjunction with Record Store Day, akin to predecessors “Whatever Nevermind” (2015) and “In Utero: In Tribute” (2014).
“Doused in Mud, Soaked in Bleach” will be available on both vinyl and digitally come Saturday, April 16th. The physical release is en route to stores for Record Store Day, and the digital release is available for pre-order now:
* iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/doused-in-mud-soaked-in-bleach/id1094499175
* Bandcamp – https://roboticempire.bandcamp.com/album/various-artists-doused-in-mud-soaked-in-bleach
* Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01D97TA56
* Google Play – https://play.google.com/store/music/album?id=Bpxmkzcu3owbpagrliipxyzdk54
Digital pre-orders (aside from Google Play) include immediate downloads of the This Will Destroy You track, along with previously streamed covers from Basement and Circa Survive, premiering over the last few weeks via The AV Club and Alternative Press respectively: