New Music: In Bloom

October 25, 2011

Wether it’s Aaron quietly closing a show with Sisters of Mercy, the band jamming into Big Mouth Strikes Again or going under a fake name to play select “Blue Album” / “Pinkerton” Weezer songs, you may have noticed that in the recent years mewithoutYou has acquired an affinity for cover songs. And although you can find pretty much all that stuff on the YouTubes and Internets the band has never actually released any covers. Well, as Dylan once said, “the times they are a-changin’.”

You may or may not have heard that Nirvana’s seminal record, “Nevermind,” turned 20 years old this year on September 24th. To commemorate this milestone Jim Sampras asked us to record a version of “In Bloom” for a tribute record called “Come As You Are.” At first we just approached the song by just playing it like it is on the record. But eventually we settled on something much more unique; turned it on its head, personalized it. If you’re familiar with the song its pretty significant departure from the original. Still, it’s pretty cool, but probably not as cool as this cover though.

The album also features contributions from The Dandy Warhols, Murder by Death, Maps & Atlases, Album Leaf and Civil Twilight to name a few. You can buy the album today on Amazon.