Whatever Nevermind

Whatever Nevermind is a tribute album to Nirvana's 1991 second studio album, Nevermind, by various artists. The album was released by Robotic Empire for Record Store Day on April 18, 2015 in vinyl and digital formats.[1] Robotic Empire previously released In Utero, in Tribute, in Entirety — a tribute to Nirvana's third and final studio album In Utero — for Record Store Day 2014. Whatever Nevermind also coincides with the label's 16th anniversary, and celebrates this fact by cataloging the album as the label's 116th release.[2]

Whatever Nevermind
Compilation album (tribute album) by
various artists
ReleasedApril 18, 2015 (2015-04-18)
GenreGrunge, post-hardcore
LabelRobotic Empire
Robotic Empire Nirvana tribute album chronology
In Utero, in Tribute, in Entirety
Whatever Nevermind
Doused in Mud, Soaked in Bleach

Robotic Empire streamed Circa Survive's cover of "Drain You" along with the album's announcement on March 25, 2015.[3]

Song information

Drain You

Circa Survive guitarist Brendan Ekstrom commented on their cover, stating: "There are different ways to approach covering a band. For us, doing a Nirvana song takes us back to a very raw place that we were in when we were young and just falling in love with music. We didn't want to say 'here's what this song would've sounded like if Circa wrote it.' It was way more fun for us to live in their energy and pay homage to their influence by just rocking the shit out of it and keeping it raw."[3]

Track listing

All tracks are written by Kurt Cobain, except where noted.

No.TitlePerformed byLength
1."Smells Like Teen Spirit" (Cobain, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic)Young Widows3:11
2."In Bloom"Torche4:28
3."Come as You Are"Kylesa5:18
4."Breed"Cave In3:12
6."Polly"La Dispute2:28
7."Territorial Pissings" (Cobain, Chet Powers)White Reaper2:05
8."Drain You"Circa Survive3:45
9."Lounge Act"Touché Amoré2:54
10."Stay Away"Wrong3:07
11."On a Plain"Pygmy Lush5:23
12."Something in the Way"Nothing5:06
Bonus 7"[1][2]
No.TitlePerformed byLength
1."Endless, Nameless"Thou7:05
2."Even In His Youth"Thou3:13


  1. Minsker, Evan (March 24, 2015). "Boris, Torche, Kylesa, Thou Cover Nirvana on Tribute Compilation Whatever Nevermind". Pitchfork. Retrieved March 24, 2015.
  2. "Robotic Empire announces second Nirvana tribute, 'Whatever Nevermind'". Robotic Empire. March 24, 2015. Retrieved March 24, 2015.
  3. Crane, Matt (March 24, 2015). "Circa Survive cover Nirvana's 'Drain You' (exclusive)". Alternative Press. Retrieved March 24, 2015.
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