The Scoop: Alternative rock outfit Rise Against is currently premiering their cover of Nirvana’s “Sliver” via our friends over at Alternative Press. The track comes off the band’s upcoming backdated compilation effort Long Forgotten Songs: B-Sides & Covers, which is due out on September 10th via Interscope Records. You can check out the song here.
The Spin: Check out what frontman Tim McIlrath had to say about the story behind the track below.
The A.V. Club have a weird circle room in their offices in Chicago and someone decided they should pick some songs, ask bands to come in, choose a song from their pre-selected list, and record it in said weird circle room. We chose Nirvana from their list and did it in one-take as they filmed. The vocals had no monitor or headphone mix, so I just sang blindly into the mic hoping it made sense. It’s raw and fun like it was supposed to be.
The Question: What do you think of the track? Do you plan on picking up Lost Forgotten Songs when it hits shelves in a few weeks? Let us know in the comments below!