Song Stream: Rise Against, “Sliver” (Nirvana cover)

August 12, 2013 by Cassie Whitt

Song Stream: Rise Against, “Sliver” (Nirvana cover)

Rise Against's upcoming rarities album Long Forgotten Songs, which is set for release September 10, holds demos, B-sides, compilation-only tracks and covers spanning the band's career. Today we debut the audio from a more recent session.

You may have seen this in video form from the A.V. Club's Undercover series in 2010. Vocalist Tim McIlrath told us a little more about what he remembers from the recording:

"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.”

Stream it below, and tell us what you think of their take on this grunge classic.

Long forgotten song pre-order bundles are now available at the band's official website.
 

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