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Big Hush premiere their cover of Nirvana’s ‘Sifting’ via NPR Music + STORE LIST

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(photo by Travis Bozeman)

Washington, DC quartet Big Hush premiere today their cover of Nirvana‘s 1988 classic, ‘Sifting’, via NPR Music:

http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2016/04/14/473967006/big-hush-turns-nirvanas-sifting-into-a-droney-dream

Comprised of Emma Baker, Owen Wuerker, Genevieve Ludwig and Chris Taylor, Big Hush trade in their usual blissed-out shoegaze fuzz for a slightly more subtle approach to the sludgey classic. Bassist Chris Taylor (also a member of Pygmy Lush) elaborates:

“I wrote the skeleton on each of pygmylush’s [Nirvana cover] songs and this big hush song, brought them in and let the ensemble of both bands color it how they saw fit. I always approach Nirvana covers as a re-write, I’m not that talented as a player so I always try to dumb them down a bit so I can play and sing them at the same time, what happens after that is a by product of the amazingly talented musicians I keep company with.

Every member of big hush is a songbird, they can all sing incredibly well, and immediately have a catalog of harmonies to choose from, Genevieve and Emma make the scale and dynamic grand, Owen can play literally every instrument very well, and in fact he rewrote the basic riff I gave him to give it texture, on this recording he plays every instrument, organ, acoustic, bass, shaker, tambourine, and we recorded this version in one day.

Sifting was an interesting song to approach this way, it’s basically a kinda metal Melvins kinda thing, so we pretty much followed the structure and not the notes, and just tried to make it dreamy.”

The resulting cover mirrors a recent Washington Post live review of Big Hush, describing the band as such:

“Big Hush’s principal affinities with dream-pop [are] the blurry quality of its vocals and the way its steel-wool guitars scrubbed the other elements… While Big Hush is still defining its style, it’s already moved beyond predictable genre tags.”

Completing a trifecta of tributes to Nirvana‘s studio albums by Robotic Empire, on this third full-LP homage, “Doused in Mud, Soaked in Bleach”, Big Hush‘s cover joins a diverse array of others from the likes of Basement, Beach Slang, Circa Survive, Daughters, Defeater, The Fall of Troy, Mean Jeans, Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place, The Saddest Landscape, This Will Destroy You, Thou and Young Widows.

“Doused in Mud, Soaked in Bleach” is available on vinyl and digitally this Saturday, April 16th. The vinyl is arriving now at stores for Record Store Day, and the digital release is also available for pre-order with tracks by Big Hush, Basement, Circa Survive and This Will Destroy You unlocked within for immediate download:

* iTuneshttps://itunes.apple.com/us/album/doused-in-mud-soaked-in-bleach/id1094499175
* Bandcamphttps://roboticempire.bandcamp.com/album/various-artists-doused-in-mud-soaked-in-bleach
* Amazonhttps://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01D97TA56
* Google Playhttps://play.google.com/store/music/album?id=Bpxmkzcu3owbpagrliipxyzdk54

Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music and other streaming services will become available as of release day.

A comprehensive (but not exhaustive) list of US stores carrying the Record Store Day vinyl release is as follows:

11th Street Records
1709 Records
Academy Record Annex
Alliance Entertainment
Amoeba – Berkeley
Amoeba – Hollywood
Amoeba – San Francisco
Angelos – Main
Attic Record Store Inc.
Audiopile
Aux 33 Tours
Bionic – Cypress
Black Dots
Blackbyrd
Blind Spot
Boo Boo – San Luis
Boutique Music Fear Satan
Bric-A-Brac Records
Buch Spieler Records
Bull City Records
Bullmoose Central
Cactus – Houston
CD Central
Celebrated Summer Records
Cheapo
Cobraside
Criminal Records
Crooked Beat
Culture Clash / Boogie
Darkside Records & Gallery
Dearborn Music
Diabolical Records
Dimple
Dodo Beach Gmbh
Double Decker
Down In The Valley
Dynamite Records
Easy Street
Eclipse – St. Paul
Econo Jam Records
Electric Fetus
Electric Kitsch
End Of An Ear
Euclid – New Orleans
Everyday Music
Exclusive Company
Extreme Noise Records
F.A.B.
Fabulous Jackpot
Factory Records
Fingerprints
Flat, Black & Circular
Folk Arts Rare Records
Fond Object Records
Garageland Records
Ghost Of Eastside
Going Underground
Goner Records
Good Records
Graveface
Graywhale
Grimey’S Preloved Music
Guest Room – Ok City
Guest Room Records
Guest Room Records Louisville
Harvest
Hear Again
High Fidelity
Hitt Records
Hogwild
Holy Mountain Records – Tulsa
House Of Records
Hybrid Moments
Impact
In Living Stereo
In The Moment
Independent Records
Indy CD & Vinyl
Irvington Vinyl
Joint Custody
Josey Records KC
Ka-Chunk
Kame’a
Keene On Vinyl
Kismet – St. Louis
Lakeshore Record Exchange
Landlocked Music
Last Record Store
Listen Records & CDs
Long In The Tooth
Lost Weekend – Ohio
Lous
Lovegarden
Luna Music
Lunchbox
M-Theory Music
Mad World Records
Magnolia Thunderpussy
Melodiya Records
Mills Record Company
Mind Cure Records
Mobius Records – Fairfax
Mojo – Tampa
Moldy Toes Records
Monster Music
Music Millennium
My Mind’s Eye
Newbury Comics
Omega Music
Orange Records
Park Ave Cds
Permanent Records – Chicago
Permanent Records – Highland Park
Plan 9
Planet Score Records
Pop Culture
Pork Records
Port Of Sound
Princeton Record Exchange
Pure Pop
Radioactive Records
Re-Pressed
Reckless Records – Broadway
Record Exchange – Boise
Record Room Az
Record Theatre
Red Cat Records
Red Yeti Records
Redscroll Records
Reggies Records
Repo – Philadelphia
Retrofit Records
Reverberation Vinyl
Rhythm Method
Rotate This!
Rough Trade NYC
Salzers
Schoolkids – Chapel Hill
Schoolkids – Durham
Schoolkids – Raleigh
Seasick Records AL
Second Avenue
Sig’s Lagoon
Silver Platters
Singles Going Steady
Siren
Six Forty One Rpm
Smash DC
Som Records
Sonic Boom – Toronto
Sonic Boom 2 – Ballard
Sorry State Records
Sound Cat Records
Sound Exchange – Houston
Soundgarden – Baltimore
Soundgarden – Syracuse
Spectre
Spin Cycle
Spin Records – Carlsbad
Square Records
Steady Sounds
Street Corner Music
Streetlight- Santa Cruz
Streetlight- SJ
Strictly Discs
Sub Pop
Sweat Records
The Business
The Groove
Tonevendor
Touch Vinyl
Treehouse Records
Trust Fall Records & Coffee
Twist & Shout
UHF
Underground Sounds
Urp Music Distributors
Used Kids
Vertical House
Vertigo
Village Green
Vinal Edge
Vintage Vinyl – Fords
Vinyl Countdown – Charleston
Vinyl Groove
Vinyl Rescue Project
Voltage Records
Waiting Room
Waterloo
Wax Trax – Denver
Wooden Tooth Records
Wuxtry
Young Ones
Zion’s Gate Records

List of shops stocking “Whatever Nevermind” + NOTHING in-store acoustic performance

Nothing-RSD-performance-WEBPhilly heads: NOTHING is doing an acoustic set on Record Store Day (this Saturday) at A.K.A. Music. They will have copies of “Whatever Nevermind” with them!

Everyone anywhere else, here’s the (available) list of US stores stocking the album:

1-2-3-4 Go!
Amoeba – Berkeley
Amoeba – Hollywood
Amoeba – San Francisco Angelos – Main
Aquarius
Attic Record Store Inc. Audiopile
Audio Elements – Pasadena
Aux 33 Tours – France
Bionic – Cypress
Black Dots
Blackbyrd
Blind Spot
Boo Boo – San Luis Obispo
Boo Boos – San Luis Obispo Ca
Boutique Music Fear Satan
Bric-A-Brac Records
Bull City Records Bullmoose Central
Cabin Floor Records
Cactus – Houston
Cd Central
Celebrated Summer Records
Chester Records
Criminal Records
Culture Shock – Rockford
Darkside Records & Gallery
Diabolical Records
Dimple
Down In The Valley
Dr Strange
Dynamite Records
Earshot – Greenville
Eclipse – St. Paul
Electric Kitsch
End Of An Ear
Euclid – New Orleans
Euclid – St. Louis
Everyday Music Exclusive Company
Fabulous Jackpot
Factory Records Fingerprints
Flat, Black & Circular Generation
Ghost Of Eastside
Going Underground Good Records Graveface
Gra Ywhale
Green Apple Books
Guest Room – Ok City
Guest Room Records
Guest Room Records
Hate Records – Italy
Hear Again
High Fidelity – La
Hip Hop Vinyl – Germany
Hitt Records
Hogwild
Holy Mountain Records – Tulsa
House Of Records
Hybrid Moments
Impact
In The Moment
Independent Records
Independent Records – Multiple Stores In Colorado
Indy Cd & Vinyl
Irvington Vinyl
Jack’s Music
Ka-Chunk
Kame’A – Israel
Karma – Warsaw
Landlocked Music
Last Record Store – Santa Rosa Ca
Laurie’S Planet Of Sound
Listen Records & Cds
Lolipop – La
Long In The Tooth
Louisville Harvest
Lovegarden
Luna Music
Lunchbox
Mad World Records
Magnolia Thunderpussy
Melodiya Records
Mills Record Company
Mind Cure Records
Missing Link – Arcata
Mississippi – Portland Or
Mojo – Tampa
Moldy Toes Records
Monster Music
My Mind’s Eye
Needle Drop
Newbury Comics
Orange Records
Origami Vinyl
Park Ave Cds
Permanent Records – Chicago
Permanent Records – Los Angeles
Phonopolis
Pork Records
Port Of Sound
Princeton Record Exchange
Radioactive Records
Ranch – Bend Or
Randys – Salt Lake City Ut
Raunch Records
Reckless – Loop / Downtown
Reckless Records – Broadway
Reckless Records – Wicker Park
Record Exchange # 1 – Boise Record Theatre
Red Cat Records
Red Scroll Records
Repo – Philadelphia
Resistor Records
Retrofit Records
Rotate This!
Rough Trade Nyc
Salzers
Schulze & Klose Gbr – Germany
Seasick Records Al
Second Avenue Shake It
Silver Platters
Singles Going Steady
Siren
Skinnies
Som Records
Sonic Boom 2 – Ballard Sound Cat Records
Sound Exchange – Houston
Soundgarden – Baltimore
Soundgarden – Syracuse
Spin Cycle
Standards: A Record Store
Static Age
Steady Sounds
Street Corner Music
Streetlight- Sj
Strictly Discs
Sweat Records
T-Bone’S
Td’s Cds & Lps
The Business
The Groove
Thrillhouse
Tko Records Store
Tonevendor
Touch Vinyl
Trailer Space
Treehouse Records
Trinity Music Gmbh – Germany
Twist & Shout
Underdog Records – Nc
Underground Sounds
Vertigo
Vinal Edge
Vintage Vinyl – Fords
Vintage Vinyl – St Louis Waiting Room
Warbler Records And Goods Waterloo
Wax Trax – Denver
Wuxtry
Young Ones
Zion’s Gate Records

Please note: this list is likely incomplete and we weren’t able to get a list of stores in other countries: although Canada and Europe should be reasonably covered.

If you can: PLEASE SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL STORES! This is an important day for retail shops, and Record Store Day really helps local businesses who bust ass year-round to get tunes to those who enjoy them.

Everyone anywhere else: we plan to have a ‘standard’ edition of the “Whatever Nevermind” release available online shortly after RSD. Ideally, Saturday evening but TBC. Keep an eye on our site and Online Store then, we will have a LOT of new items available in addition to the “Whatever Nevermind” album. A full list of new titles will get posted on our main page. www.roboticempire.com

Thank you!!