Here’s an interesting tidbit: Nirvana‘s seminal album Nevermind turns 20 this year (how’s that feel, Generation X?). A grunge masterpiece that transcended its boundaries, the album is as relevant now as it was when it hit the shelves in September 1991. Case in point: SPIN has put together Newermind, a cleverly titled tribute album that sees acts both new and old covering each of the record’s 13 tracks (including the hidden “Endless, Nameless”).
Now available as a free download in exchange for a good ol’ LIKE on Facebook, the LP features takes on “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Meat Puppets, “Breed” by Titus Andronicus, “Lithium” by The Vaselines, and “Endless, Nameless” by EMA. Other contributing artists include Surfer Blood, Charles Bradley, Amanda Palmer, and Telekinesis. Check out the complete tracklist below.
The album is being released in conjunction with the magazine’s August issue, which features insight and praise for Nevermind from Eddie Vedder, Wayne Coyne, and David Grohl. It also follows a similar project done by SPIN a couple years back to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Prince’s Purple Rain.
As for other Nevermind-related festivities, don’t forget about the forthcoming reissue, which will see release on September 19th in the UK and September 20th in the U.S via Universal. There’s also a museum exhibit worth checking out.
01. Meat Puppets – Smells Like Teen Spirit
02. Butch Walker – In Bloom
03. Midnight Juggernauts – Come As You Are
04. Titus Andronicus – Breed
05. The Vaselines – Lithium
06. Amanda Palmer – Polly
07. Surfer Blood – Territorial Pissings
08. Foxy Shazam – Drain You
09. Jessica Lea Mayfield – Lounge Act
10. Charles Bradley and the Menahan Street Band – Stay Away
11. Telekinesis – On A Plain
12. JEFF the Brotherhood – Something In The Way
13. EMA – Endless, Nameless