Doug Gillard comments on the track from Consequence of Sound's Track By Track feature:
A detached beauty of a post-genres rock song. Begins with some behind-the-bridge ES-330 strums. Wildly inventive drumming from Kevin March. Bob's vocals alternate dissonance with later melodic hooks.
CoS article link: https://consequenceofsound.net/2019/10/guided-by-voices-track-by-track-sweating-the-plague-stream/