Mint 400 Records Presents Nirvana In Utero
|Mint 400 Records Presents Nirvana In Utero|
|Released||27 January 2017|
|Label||Mint 400 Records|
|Mint 400 Records chronology|
Mint 400 Records Presents Nirvana In Utero is a compilation album released by the Mint 400 Records label. It is the label's ninth compilation, and features songs from the album In Utero, by Nirvana.
The fifteen-track album was released by Mint 400 Records for free on 27 January 2017, and showcases aBIRD, Chris Bobbins and Paul Vanderwal, Defend the Rhino, dollys, the Duke of Norfolk, Fairmont, Kult of Mary, the Maravines, Murzik, Pixl-Visionary, Theodore Grimm, Young Legs and Zach Uncles. It is the first album that features both artists from Mint 400 Records and Sniffling Indie Kids.
Prior to signing with Mint 400 Records, Adam Bird of Those Mockingbirds recalls that Neil Sabatino "approached me about contributing to the tribute to Nirvana's In Utero compilation [and] we ended up recording the song "Very Ape" at his studio." On contributing the song "Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle" for the compilation album, Joseph Degroot of Pixl-Visionary notes that the "release of In Utero was the most punk rock thing [Nirvana] ever did – follow up a generation-defining multi-platinum rock album with something so ugly, abrasive, and intense that their label demanded a remix, even though it was arguably the most anticipated album ever and would have been a surefire hit no matter how it sounded. That sort of artistic attitude and integrity inspires me throughout everything I write." The Duke of Norfolk's version of "Heart-Shaped Box" is described as "soothing electro-pop" and the Maravines version of "All Apologies" gets "the psychedelic treatment."
In his review of the album for Jersey Beat editor Jim Testa asks "what can we learn from a tribute version In Utero? Without Kurt Cobain's voice and Steve Albini's controversial production, what remains are the songs, and some damn good ones at that" and summarizes by saying that "peeling away the familiar angst and distortion, these artists find the psychedelic melodicism and garage-rock classicism buried in Cobain's compositions."
|1.||"Heart-Shaped Box"||The Duke of Norfolk||4:38|
|2.||"Serve the Servants"||Fairmont||2:56|
|4.||"Rape Me"||Chris Bobbins, Paul Vanderwal||3:08|
|5.||"Frances Farmer Will Have Her Revenge on Seattle"||Pixl-Visionary||4:28|
|8.||"Milk It"||Zach Uncles||4:14|
|10.||"Radio Friendly Unit Shifter"||Kult of Mary||3:56|
|11.||"tourette's"||Defend the Rhino||2:45|
|13.||"All Apologies"||The Maravines||2:58|
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