R. Stevie Moore drops a cover of the Vaccines’ “Post Breakup Sex,” which was released on a 7″ this past weekend on Record Store Day via O’Genesis Recordings.
In usual Moore, D.I.Y. fashion, the track is fuzzed out and eccentric. A lone snare drum keeps time against some tinny guitar chords, and a phantom bassline that softly reinforces the chord progression. Moore’s voice removes the bitterness from the Vaccines’ track, though; replacing it with something much kookier. Come to think of it, the subject matter of this song isn’t too far from the kind of odd relationship dynamics Moore has sung about in the past, too.
Actually, I think this cover was destined to be made. I now believe in a higher musical power.