listen to Thou cover Nirvana/Leadbelly’s “Where Did You Sleep Last Night”
Earlier today, music critic and Black Flags Over Brooklyn organizer Kim Kelly released the benefit compilation Riffs For Reproductive Justice. There’s a lot of cool stuff to dig into on the comp, but one song we wanted to shine a little extra light on is Thou‘s “In The Pines” (aka “Where Did You Sleep Last Night”), a cover of Nirvana‘s version of Leadbelly‘s version of the song. Thou have done a lot of great Nirvana covers, and this nine-minute, sludgy cover of what started as a traditional folk song is among their most interesting re-interpretations of that band’s music.
Much more info on Riffs For Reproductive Justice here. 100% of proceeds go to the National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAH) and the Yellowhammer Fund.