As generous a kiss-off to Summer as we could hope for, MINKS'"Funeral Song" came virtually out of nowhere. Like if Robert Smith gave birth to a baby, and the baby was actually a cassette of Cure demos that had a lot more staying power than actual Cure demos. Ostensibly we could say this song is reactionary: abandoning the good vibes and surf jams of the warm months of '09 in favor of something colder. Rigid bass lines over icy, high-register synth whine. But the song has a lot more heart than that, so long summer time repeated endlessly until it not only makes sense, but makes frigid cold seem welcoming. At some point in the future MINKS will release a 7-inch on Captured Tracks, until until then download "Funeral Song" below and check out a couple more equally good songs on his MySpace.
Download: Witchcraft, "Funeral Song"