Listen to two Nirvana covers that both compliment the strengths of the songs and the performers.
With the 20th anniversary of “Nevermind” having just passed, teen spirit is in the air, and Male Bonding and EMA are spreading the love. Pre-orders are now available for a split 7″ single featuring covers of two Nirvana gems by Male Bonding and EMA.
On one side is Male Bonding performing “Aneurysm,” a Nirvana live favorite, and as anyone who had the “Smells Like Teen Spirit” single or “Incesticide” could tell you, it’s one of the band’s best songs. Male Bonding do a pretty good job on the cover, staying true to its prog structure while giving it a more laid back vocal delivery as opposed to Kurt Cobain’s snarled melody, in addition to an extended reprise of the song’s coda.
On the flipside is the previously released cover of “Endless, Nameless” by EMA, originally featured on SPIN magazine’s “Newermind” compilation. EMA tears the song to pieces as was the original idea behind the hidden track which unexpectedly wreaked havoc on your speakers ten minutes after “Something in the Way” ended (depending on what year you bought “Nevermind”).
The single will be available January 6th on Rough Trade/Sub Pop. Check out both covers below.