Con Brio premiere 'Heart-Shaped Box' cover from new album 'Explorer'
Josh Miller

Soul San Francisco outfit Con Brio are back with new music. The band recently premiered their cover of Nirvana's "Heart-Shaped Box" on Billboard. The track comes from their sophomore album Explorer out July 6.

Frontman Ziek McCarter expresses his love for Seattle bands to Billboard and reveals he contemplated an EP of grunge covers for the band's next project. That didn't end up happening, but the band did record a sultry rendition of "Heart-Shaped Box," which inspired them to get working on their new album.

"I really feel like we've honored the life of not just Kurt Cobain but also Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington," says McCarter. "Those were people I was listening to growing up. I loved 'Black Hole Sun.' I loved Chester Bennington; I loved his voice. And I feel like we have some of that same resilience they possessed in their performances, if not necessarily the same way."

This week Con Brio kicks off their spring/summer tour on May 4 in Chico, California. The outing will feature stops in Texas, Illinois, Colorado and Washington before wrapping up in Santa Barbara, California on June 16. After that, they play various festivals and shows in the Netherlands and will return to California to play the Guitarfish Festival among others. Check out all their tour dates here.