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STREAM: This Wild Life, “Heart-Shaped Box (Nirvana Cover)” News Rock Singer/Songwriter 

STREAM: This Wild Life, “Heart-Shaped Box (Nirvana Cover)”

This Wild Life are not known for any grunge tunes, but they certainly draw influence from the genre. The acoustic duo unveiled a new cover of one of its biggest hits. TWL took Nirvana‘s classic “Heart-Shaped Box” and arranged a stripped rendition. Its softer, more delicate instrumentals make the already honest and raw song even more so. Check it out after the jump! For more This Wild Life, you can buy a CD here!

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STREAM: Whatever Nevermind, Nirvana Tribute Album Alternative Indie Metal News Pop Punk Rock 

STREAM: Whatever Nevermind, Nirvana Tribute Album

Nirvana has a soft spot in my heart. I’m not a huge fan of their extremely distorted grungy sound, but MTV Unplugged in New York strips all that away, and it’s one of my favorite albums of all time. But this article isn’t about that. Nirvana fans will be in for a treat, because in honor of Record Store Day, a group of bands has compiled an awesome tribute album called Whatever Nevermind via Robotic Empire. You can purchase the album in stores today or stream it online. Whatever Nevermind…

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STREAM: La Dispute “Polly” Nirvana Cover News Rock 

STREAM: La Dispute “Polly” Nirvana Cover

La Dispute has released a beautiful rendition of Nirvana’s “Polly.” The track comes off of Robotic Empire’s upcoming Nirvana tribute record, Whatever Nevermind. This is the second Record Store Day release dedicated to the grunge group. The release will also feature contributions from Circa Survive, Touché Amoré, and more. This particular song does have a signature sound; however, La Dispute does manage to their own style on it. Right off the bat, the band is easily identifiable. The sound is so distinct that a young hardcore kid who was deprived…

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WATCH: YouTuber Arganalth Re-Creates “Smells Like Teen Spirit” With Hard Drives and Floppy Disks Alternative News Rock 

WATCH: YouTuber Arganalth Re-Creates “Smells Like Teen Spirit” With Hard Drives and Floppy Disks

It takes a certain skill set to play a song on an instrument, or sing it. But to recreate it on an entirely different medium? That takes a lot of time and patience. This is what YouTuber Arganalth does, creating renditions of hit songs using only hard drives and floppy disks. He recently posted a version of Nirvana classic “Smells Like Teen Spirit” gone completely computerized. It is a strange, but awesome sensation to watch: it sounds a lot like the song, and Arganalth may be on to something. Computers…

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STREAM: Circa Survive “Drain You” Nirvana Cover Alternative News Rock 

STREAM: Circa Survive “Drain You” Nirvana Cover

Circa Survive has released a spectacular new cover of Nirvana’s “Drain You” which will be featured on Robotic Empire’s tribute album, Whatever Nevermind. The dedication will also include performances from hardcore groups La Dispute, Touche Amore, and more. Pick up a copy of the release on Record Store Day! Circa Survive also took part in Robotic Empire’s first tribute, In Utero: In Tribute, where they reimagined the song, “Scentless Apprentice,” which you can listen to down below. Much like the first cover, instrumentally the band keeps it simple by sticking to the…

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PLAYLIST: “It’s All About Vibe” Alternative Features Indie Lists News Playlists Rock 

PLAYLIST: “It’s All About Vibe”

Vibe, to me, is the most intimate element of a song and recording. It is that X factor that either exists and oozes through a track or is nowhere to be found. Vibe is the element that makes the hair on the back of my neck stand straight and gives chills down my spine. Vibe is effortless, magical and most often timeless. Vibe is energy. It is that element that makes you feel the breath of the singer in your ears and allows you to almost visualize the body language of…

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Kurt Cobain Documentary Will Be Released in Theaters Alternative News Rock 

Kurt Cobain Documentary Will Be Released in Theaters

A little over a week after the release of the first trailer for Cobain: Montage of Heck, a documentary exploring the life of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, it has been announced that in addition to the release of the film via HBO May 4, the film will have a theatrical release starting April 10. Screenings will be taking place in over 70 countries. Further information regarding theater locations and show times has not been released; while DVDs and Blu-Ray discs are said to likely hit shelves around November 2015. Releasing the…

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WATCH: Official Trailer for Kurt Cobain Documentary Alternative News Rock 

WATCH: Official Trailer for Kurt Cobain Documentary

Kurt Cobain has long been an influential and important figure in the music scene. Still, for all his legacy, there has yet to be official documentaries or other works detailing the Nirvana frontman’s life. Finally, an official documentary has been announced to premiere May 4 on HBO. Cobain’s daughter, Frances Bean Cobain, and Academy Award-nominated director Brett Morgen produced and directed the film, respectfully. Cobain’s ex Courtney Love had no creative control over the project. Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck will be coming to a screen near you soon. Check out…

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BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe Steps Down For Position With Apple Alternative Features Indie News Rock 

BBC Radio 1’s Zane Lowe Steps Down For Position With Apple

At the weekend, BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe announced that he will be leaving the station. For the past 12 years, the 41-year-old New Zealander has been regarded as Radio 1’s new music ambassador and has been resident of the 7-9pm Monday-Thursday slot. If for nothing else, he is known nationwide in the UK for his adrenaline-fuelled enthusiasm and downright passion for music. He’s loved by most for his ability to immerse listeners in nearly any form of music, for the way he conducts interviews and for that little bit of extra excitement…

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GUEST BLOG: Top 10 Teen Angst Anthems Alternative Features Guest Blogs News Pop Punk Rock 

GUEST BLOG: Top 10 Teen Angst Anthems

Sometimes you need to just slam your door closed and blast some really loud music to drown out your thoughts. And there are certain songs that really “get” you when you’re in that mood, when you’re feeling pissed and misunderstood and alone, and isn’t that what music’s for? So put on your headphones, close your door, and let the guitar riffs take over.

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