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Kino Kimino Breathes New Hurt Into ‘Damn! I Wish I Was Your Lover’

Kino Kimino, the whimsical quirky brainchild of punk eccentric Kim Talon (with contributions from Lee Ranaldo and Steve Shelley of Sonic Youth), is mostly known for sweet-and-sour rock with matching quirky art-student-esque videos. But for the moment at least, they’ve put down the home-recorder and picked up a pair of ripped jeans to take on Sophie B. Hawkins’ early-’90s hit “Damn! I Wish I Was Your Lover” with, self proclaimed “divorce-pop” singer Son of Stan.

On the heels of Kino Kimino’s recently released debut album, Bait Is For Sissies, the cover is a slightly stripped down version of the original love song, keeping the same steady drums and tambourine over a hazy piano as Talon sings out the familiar lyrics. The rework is a bit calmer than the original vocally but brings up all the same sad and mushy feelings of unrequited love. Have a listen below, just don’t go calling up your ex.