Pity Sex – “Gigantic” (Pixies Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)
Pity Sex have been on our radar for a while after making it onto our 40 Best New Bands and 50 Favorite Songs lists last year (the latter for “Wind Up“). They’re back this fall with a split 7″ with Adventures, from which we’ve already heard the new original “Acid Reflex.” The split also includes their cover of “Gigantic” by the Pixies. It’s a quintessential cover in which the Michigan shoegazers stay true to the original’s strong bass line and subdued vocals while still making it their own. Heavier processed guitar replaces the original slide work, giving the song a grittier, reanimated feel. Hear it below.