Hear Circa Survive’s Piercing Cover of Nirvana’s ‘Love Buzz’ for Upcoming ‘Bleach’ Tribute Album
For the last two years, Robotic Empire has curated full-album Nirvana tributes for Record Store Day. This April, the Richmond, Va.-based imprint will complete the trilogy with Doused in Mud, Soaked in Bleach, and ahead of RSD, Circa Survive's contribution -- the Philly post-hardcore outfit's take on Nirvana's cover of Shocking Blue's "Love Buzz" -- is available for streaming below (via Alternative Press):
Circa Survive guitarist Brendan Ekstrom says Nirvana’s version of the 1969 Shocking Blue track played a key role in his own career. “It’s hard to explain, but in my mind, ‘Love Buzz’ is a Nirvana song,” he told Alternative Press. “It’s one of the first songs that I obsessed over when I was 14 years old and was learning to play guitar. At the time, I thought Nirvana wrote it.”
Frontman Anthony Green has a similar relationship with Nirvana’s Bleach rendition. “‘Love Buzz' might have been the first Nirvana song I ever heard,” Green said. “It’s simple but hits so hard. I remember listening to it and feeling like, ‘I could do this,’ because of how accessible it felt.”
Robotic Empire’s Bleach tribute also features covers from Beach Slang, Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place and more. Check out the track list and cover art at the bottom of the page. You can pre-order Doused in Mud, Soaked in Bleach now at iTunes and Robotic Empire’s Bandcamp. (You’ll immediately receive Circa Survive’s “Love Buzz” when you do.) The vinyl edition of the album will arrive on April 16 with the rest of Record Store Day’s 2016 exclusives.
Circa Surive previously covered “Drain You” for Robotic Empire’s second Nirvana tribute Whatever Nevermind for last year’s Record Store Day. That compilation was preceded by 2014’s In Utero: In Tribute.
Doused In Mud, Soaked In Bleach Track List
1. Defeater - "Blew"
2. Thou - "Floyd the Barber"
3. Beach Slang - "About a Girl"
4. Basement - "School"
5. Circa Survive - "Love Buzz"
6. This Will Destroy You - "Paper Cuts"
7. Young Widows - "Negative Creep"
8. Mean Jeans - "Scoff"
9. Rob Crow's Gloomy Place - "Swap Meet"
10. The Fall of Troy - "Mr. Moustache"
11. Big Hush - "Sifting"
12. Daughters - "Big Cheese"
13. The Saddest Landscape - "Downer"