"I was trying to write the ultimate pop song. I was basically trying to rip off the Pixies. I have to admit it. When I heard the Pixies for the first time, I connected with that band so heavily that I should have been in that band—or at least a Pixies cover band. We used their sense of dynamics, being soft and quiet and then loud and hard."
Debaser is probably the closest specific song. If you put the songs in the same key and play bar chords the first two chords are the same (E and A). and the 3rd chord is only a half step up from what the pixies played. So it wouldn't surprise me at all if he was trying to play that song and tweaked it until he ended up with the teen spirit progression.