Miserable, Project of Kristina Esfandiari, Former Vocalist of Whirr,
Streaming New Song On Spin.com
Pre-Orders For Halloween Dream EP Include Immediate Download of Title Track
Halloween Dream EP out Feb 18 via The Native Sound
What others are saying about Miserable:
“…a crashing epic that exposes the beauty in widescreen destruction. “- Spin
“…big metallic shoegaze and ending with the reverbed screams that helped make Deafheaven such a memorable name in heavy music this past year. …”- Brooklynvegan
“Kristina Esfandiari used to sing for Bay Area shoegaze greats Whirr, but she separated from that band to forge her own path as Miserable. “Bell Jar,” a preview from Miserable’s Halloween Dream 7-inch, is far more harrowing than anything Whirr kicked out. It starts out a bit like Deftones at their most lugubrious, all celestial moans and molasses strums, but it steadily builds into to a frightening beast of a song with tumultuous low end that will make you wonder if the earth has opened up beneath you and you’re falling into hell. You’ll seriously be shocked that Esfandiari covers that much sonic territory in just 2:14.”- Stereogum
“Think of the way that Chelsea Wolfe or Zola Jesus flirt with shadow and beauty in equal measure and you’d be getting close to what Miserable is doing here.” – Portals Music
“ The funereal sway song lunges forward into the big abyss of drums and Deafheaven approved chaotic histrionics.”- Impose Magazine
Spin.com is premiering the title track off Miserable’s debut EP, Halloween Dream, at: http://goo.gl/C0OClG. The EP will be out February 18 on The Native Sound.
Miserable, the solo project of Kristina Esfandiari, former vocalist of Bay Area shoegazers, Whirr, has also launched pre-orders for the EP at: http://goo.gl/8BEMtR. All pre-orders come with an immediate download of the title track.
Kristina’s first release as Miserable was a split 7-inch with PA’s Grey Zine, which was released on Run For Cover Records late last year. Kristina also writes and performs under the name King Woman, and released a limited edition cassingle titled ‘Degrida / Sick Bed’ on Sleep Genius in early 2013.
The Native Sound is a small, New York City-based boutique record label specializing in high quality, limited run, physical pressings. Past releases have included a double a-side single by John Vanderslice pressed on limited edition 7-inch flexi discs, titled ‘Song For Clay Miller with, Vitas At Wimbledon’ and an EP by Koji titled ‘Matters’ pressed on cassette tape.