One of the best parts of Nirvana’s continued relevance is how versatile their discography has been shown to be. There are countless possible reimagings of works they’ve made, from metal to UK garage, Now, as Florida act Gravel Kings has shown us, there’s Americana. Flipping “Come As You Are” into a brightly-lit yet melancholy piece of rock-band folk, the band shows that Nirvana’s overwhelmingly sad ethos translates well into the often overwhelmingly sad realm they inhabit.
“About a year ago we learned how to play it our way while on a Nirvana kick and just always kept it around. It’s fun to jam on, and it surprises the audience,” says lead singer Zack Jones. “Plus, given Nirvana’s history of not giving a shit, we feel like we have a free pass to mess up on stage for at least one song now.”
Gravel Kings’ Lure EP is out September 9. Until then, stream their cover of “Come As You Are”.