Escort – “Actor Out Of Work” (St. Vincent Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

New York disco outfit Escort have released only one album, but in the spirit of the genre, they tend to work primarily in one-off singles. Their most recent was the weightless “If You Say So.” That track sounded like it came straight from the ’70s, but its B-side is something much more contemporary. Escort’s cover of St. Vincent’s “Actor Out Of Work” has the same punchy pulse as the original, but the band transmutes the song from surging guitar rock to a jittery electronic jam — which actually fits right in with all the great stuff Annie Clark is doing right now. This may be a cover, but it stands on its own as one of the best songs Escort has done. Listen below.

“If You Say So”/”Actor Out Of Work” is out 10/21 via Escort Records.