There’s no doubt in my mind that in terms of new acts and new tunes, Indian Summer’s Shiner, featuring Ginger & The Ghost, is up there as one of today’s best new discoveries, for me. The Australian production duo create a very haunting and textured soudnscape on the new single, pairing perfectly with the freak folkish, soulful vocals. The song reminds me of a blend of Lykke Li, CocoRosie, Purity Ring, and TRUST, acts that might sound pretty different from one another, but that all share a delicious, ghoulish darkness. Shiner will officially release on Friday, July 11, along with B-side Palm Kings, on Sweat It Out! Music.




Confession: I have a friend who likes to text me at like 4am when he’s had nightmares or he can’t sleep or he just needs a friend. He thinks I’m always awake at 4am but really I go to bed around 12am and I change his text-tone to the loudest one I have just so it wakes me up when he needs me.

you’re the kind of friend everyone needs