Posts Tagged ‘Smell’s Like Teen Spirit’

December 21, 2017
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I had to pick my jaw off the floor when I encountered a brand new track from Chicago’s Autograf earlier today. I know they’re versatile chameleons in the electronic arena, but I never expected they’d offer up a cover of Nirvana’s classic hit, Smells Like Teen Spirit. Queen Sessi lays down celestial vocals on the expansive electronic re-imagining of the grunge rock song. This is a Smells Like Teen Spirit I could have never fathomed, a beautifully profound, meditative sprawling ambient electronic and organic house take on the legendary track. Smells Like Teen Spirit seems to be Autograf’s final gift to us in 2017, and they’ve made it a sweet free download, here.

May 10, 2016
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I’ve been madly in love with Freedom Fry’s cover of Nirvana classic Smells Like Teen Spirit, yet I’ve somehow managed to skip out on sharing it until today. I’m embarrassed. This is a Smells Like Teen Spirit like you’ve never heard before, and quite literally, too. In fact, the Los Angeles based French/American indie duo give the song a delightful twist by swapping in some French verses. Then, they raise its jangle factor exponentially. This romping “teen spirit” ignites with disco spry, reggae influenced indie pop vivacity. Freedom Fry’s Smells Like Teen Spirit is both twangy and psychedelic, a fresh and hooking re-imagining whose sound doesn’t stray far from the duo’s last original, The Words. Freedom Fry first played the cover live at SXSW, but the reception has been so strong that they’ve gone ahead and recorded the charming treat.