Posted in MP3 | music | tour dates on July 28, 2011

by BBG

DOWNLOAD: Naam - "Drain You" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Naam - "Pennyroyal Tea" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Thou - "Sifting" (MP3)


Nirvana's influence goes far and wide, not just to bands like Meat Puppets, Jeff The Brotherhood, or EMA who appear on the recent Spin compilation. Brooklyn's Naam has felt the burn of those riffs too, and are preparing to release their tribute in the form of a new and limited-to-300 7" via Tee Pee. The record features Nevermind's "Drain You" & In Utero's "Pennyroyal Tea". Download both covers above or stream them below. The rest of the colorful 7" art is also below.

The release will be celebrated this weekend, on July 30th at Union Pool where the Brooklyn band will be joined by Dead Stars and Unstoppable Death Machines . Show flyer below.

Thou also paid tribute to Nirvana in the recent past, recording "Sifting" from 1989's Bleach for the 2010 Baton Rouge, You Have Much to Answer For EP, and performing the "Smells Like Teen Spirit" B-side (which is also on Incesticide, rarity comps) "Aneurysm" on the road. Thou will play The Bell House on September 12 with Wolves In The Throne Room. Tickets are on sale.

Nevermind's iconic art was recently banned from Facebook in adherence to their "no nudity" policy. That has since changed. Nirvana (the real one) recently announced the tracklisting on the deluxe edition of Nevermind. Check that out below.

Naam at The Charleston in December (more by BBG)


Naam - "Drain You"

Naam - "Pennyroyal Tea"


The Deluxe edition tracklisting:

Disc 1 Original album:
Smells Like Teen Spirit
In Bloom
Come As You Are
Territorial Pissings
Drain You
Lounge Act
Stay Away
On A Plain
Something In The Way

Even In His Youth
D-7 (live at the BBC)
Been A Son (live)
School (live)
Drain You (live)
Sliver (live)
Polly (live)

Disc 2
The Smart Studio Sessions:
In Bloom (previously unreleased)
Imodium (previously unreleased)
Lithium (previously unreleased)
Polly (previously unreleased mix)
Pay To Play
Here She Comes Now
Dive (previously unreleased)
Sappy (previously unreleased)

The Boombox Rehearsals:
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Verse Chorus Verse (previously unreleased)
Territorial Pissings (previously unreleased)
Lounge Act (previously unreleased)
Come As You Are
Old Age (previously unreleased)
Something In The Way (previously unreleased)
On A Plain (previously unreleased)

BBC Sessions:
Drain You (previously unreleased)
Something In The Way (previously unreleased)




Comments (9)

I never get these note for note exact reproduction covers. I'm sure it's fun for the band but... come on. Don't you want to do something new with it? No? Okay. Then I'll just keep listening to the original.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 11:49 AM

That's pretty funny that Nirvana influenced the Meat Puppets. Try the other way around.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 1:00 PM

that was awesome when nirvana covered that tori amos song. i think i like the origianl better tho.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 1:18 PM

Hey 1PM. I'd say that influence is a two way street. Just because a band comes first and does a certain thing first, doesn't necessarily mean that someone else can't pick it up and take it in a different direction that the original artist may find appealing. It would be naive to say that older artists arent inspired by later works.

Posted by BBG | July 28, 2011 1:30 PM

If you really want to pay a tribute to nirvana try shooting yourself.

Posted by Anonymous | July 28, 2011 5:25 PM

Screw all you knee-jerk lemmings who are whining about a band doing covers. Give me a fucking break... go look into your hip little record collections, I would bet you'd find at least a couple of covers by bands you blindly worship, covering other bands. So shut the hell up and quit complaining because you think it makes you look cool. BTW - I have the 7" from Naam, and IT KILLS. Fun to listen to, well-done, and interesting.

Posted by Courtney | July 28, 2011 6:50 PM

That actually is a pretty good story

Posted by dafar | July 29, 2011 8:10 AM

^^^ mohammed was not a prophet, you know it. say it, say mohammed was not a prophet.

Posted by Anonymous | July 29, 2011 8:25 AM

I'm twelve and what is this?

Posted by Trinket | November 3, 2011 5:55 PM

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