English rock band Basement have unveild their tribute to Nirvana’s Bleach-era classic, “School”. Utilizing their renown sound of heavy yet melodic hardcore/alternative rock, Basement opts for a somewhat traditional rendition of the frustrated anthem. On their approach to the song, vocalist Andrew Fisher elaborates: “We picked ‘School’ because it’s really heavy and so simple but so good. It has two parts the whole way through. Just goes to show how dynamics can make a song interesting. Whenever we play it I wish we wrote it because it’s that good.

We flirted with the idea of trying to make it ‘our own’ and change it, but because the song is so simple everything we came up with sounded forced and wrong. Instead we thought we’d try our best to do the song justice and so recorded it live and tried to keep it as true to the original as possible. I think it came out pretty cool.”

The track is found on Robotic Empire’s third tribute to Nirvana’s legendary studio albums. Doused in Mud, Soaked in Bleach completes a trifecta, with the classic debut album Bleach covered in full by 13 diverse artists (including Basement, Beach Slang, Big Hush, Circa Survive, Daughters, Defeater, The Fall of Troy, Mean Jeans, Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place, The Saddest Landscape, This Will Destroy You, Thou and Young Widows) and set for release on Saturday, April 16th (Record Store Day) on both vinyl, and digitally.

Doused In Mud, Soaked In Bleach Full Track Listing:

01. Defeater – Blew
02. Thou – Floyd the Barber
03. Beach Slang – About a Girl
04. Basement – School
05. Circa Survive – Love Buzz
06. This Will Destroy You – Paper Cuts
07. Young Widows – Negative Creep
08. Mean Jeans – Scoff
09. Rob Crow’s Gloomy Place – Swap Meet
10. The Fall of Troy – Mr. Moustache
11. Big Hush – Sifting
12. Daughters – Big Cheese
13. The Saddest Landscape – Downer

Publisher, CEO, and Co-Founder - Born in 2003, V13 was a socio-political website that, in 2005, morphed into PureGrainAudio and spent 15 years developing into one of Canada (and the world’s) leading music sites. On the eve the site’s 15th anniversary, a full re-launch and rebrand takes us back to our roots and opens the door to a full suite of Music, Film, TV, and Cultural content.