Miserable, Project of Kristina Esfandiari, Former Vocalist of Whirr, Premiering New Song (“Spinning”) on Noisey‏

February 9, 2014


Miserable, Project of Kristina Esfandiari, Former Vocalist of Whirr,

Premiering New Song (“Spinning”) on Noisey

Vinyl Pre-Orders For Halloween Dream Include Immediate Download of EP

Halloween Dream EP out Feb 18 via The Native Sound


Noisey is premiering a new track titled “Spinning” off Miserable’s debut EP, Halloween Dream, at: 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, also launched pre-orders for the vinyl version of Halloween Dream (which includes an immediate digital download of the EP) at: The EP is also available for pre-order at:

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.

What others are saying about Miserable:

“Like a Rorschach test, Miserable’s minimal yet epic approach to music will intensify your inner psyche.
If you’re feeling good about life right now, you’ll probably feel uplifted and empowered by her crescendoing slow drumming that seems to build forever.But if you’re in a dark place at the moment, you’ll likely be floored by the sadness behind her shoegazey, melancholic singing.”- Noisey

“…a crashing epic that exposes the beauty in widescreen destruction. “- Spin

“Kristina Esfandiari has impressed us with her powerful, ethereal voice and haunting melodies.”- Filter

“…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

“The funereal sway song lunges forward into the big abyss of drums and Deafheaven approved chaotic histrionics.”- Impose Magazine

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