The Shins’ Jon Sortland joins EV Kain’s Brian Belier to form the band, Hot Summer. They have released their debut single called Fire and Ice. It came with a music video. The band speaking of the album in press release, said;
The track “Fire And Ice” is indirectly related to the collision of fire and ice. The era in which Hot Summer emerges is one of great disparities between ideals socially and politically. We are also a byproduct of shut-in pandemic isolation and a desperation to generate sparks to light the gloom from solitude and gold coast fire haze. Through futuristic electronic interludes and Belier’s soothing vocals, “Fire And Ice” provides the sonically infused anecdote to the collective malaise.
You can watch it below.
About Hot Summer:
Hot Summer is a journey of musical freedom between longtime friends and creative collaborators. Jon Sortland is the co-songwriter and performer on The Shins’ recently released track, “The Great Divide”. Sortland was also the creative director of the video for “The Great Divide”. Brian Belier is a creative tour de force and brings unexpected melodies and a unique vocal approach to Hot Summer. Belier is also the frontman of the much loved psych-rock band EV Kain and has been a figure in the San Francisco music scene for years.