Monday, November 28, 2016

Bruising - "Rest In Peace Kurt Donald Cobain (1967-1994)"

Photo by Andrew Benge
Making a song as a pure tribute to a deceased musician is always a tricky thing. The sound has to be similar enough to the subject without purely aping their sound. Plus, it's nearly impossible not to just come across as completely hokey. Bruising somehow pulled it off. I'm going to go out on a limb and assume "Rest In Peace Kurt Donald Cobain (1967-1994)" is about Kurt Cobain. It starts off with some of the feedback that Cobain was notorious for, and then it goes into more of a pop/tribute territory for the rest of the song. The lyrics stay pretty monotone and drone on in that early 90s slacker style, but the chorus (which just barely edges into the loud/quiet/loud dynamic Cobain admits to borrowing from the Pixies) is the type of pure pop that Cobain had a not-so-secret love of. 

"Rest in Peace Kurt Donald Cobain (1967-1994)" will be released as the B-side to the previously mentioned "I Don't Mind" on December 2nd via Beach Coma. You can pre-order your very own copy over on Bandcamp. For more on Bruising, check out their Facebook and Twitter.

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