The Native Sound News

Brooklyn Vegan Premiere Miserable’s “Bell Jar”; Halloween Dream EP Available For Pre-Order

Posted on January 6th, 2014

The good folks at Brooklyn Vegan just premiered the first track off Miserable’s upcoming Halloween Dream EP, “Bell Jar”! Brooklyn Vegan calls it "quite possible her strongest solo track to date" and likens it to the "big metallic shoegaze" of Deafheaven. We just think everything Kristina does is rad, and hope you enjoy it. 

Along with the song premiere, we’re also making the limited edition 7-inch (hand-numbered, on transparent vinyl with gold-haze) available for pre-order at our webstore. Those will ship on or around the February 18th release date; we’ll email downloads for the EP at least a couple of days before that though.

Click here to stream "Bell Jar" via Brooklyn Vegan, and here for more info on the EP and pre-orders! 

UPDATE: You can now stream "Bell Jar" below.

Koji Announces Three Winter Shows; Tour-Exclusive Copies Of "Matters" EP Will Be Available

Posted on December 23rd, 2013

After a successful run of shows in the UK, Europe and Japan, Koji is happy to announce the following shows in his home state of Pennsylvania. The first show, this Friday in Harrisburg, will be his first hometown show in two years.


12/27/13: Harrisburg, PA @ MakeSpace w/ Rebecca Marie Miller, Placeholder (info)
01/03/14: Lansdale, PA @ Lansdale Music Factory w/ Halfling, Placeholder (
01/14/14: Lancaster, PA @ Animal House w/ Placeholder (

These will also be the first shows that Koji’s tour-exclusive edition of the Matters EP, limited to only 50 copies, and pressed on navy blue tape, will be available. As many of you know, Koji's copies of the tape didn't make it to him in time for his shows overseas. And if you know that, you probably know that all other copies of the EP sold-out within three days of posting them on our webstore. Don't sleep on it – when these are gone there will be no other way to get your hands on this tour-exclusive variant. 

The Native Sound Signs Miserable!

Posted on December 16th, 2013

Today I am ecstatic to announce The Native Sound’s first official signing: Miserable, the solo project of Kristina Esfandiari, former vocalist of Bay Area shoegazers, Whirr. We will release her debut EP early next year.

Kristina’s first release as Miserable was a split 7-inch with PA's Grey Zine, which was released on Run For Cover Records earlier this month. Kristina also writes and performs under the name King Woman, and released a limited edition cassingle titled 'Degrida / Sick Bed' on Sleep Genius earlier this year.

For now, listen to both tracks off her 7-inch split release (“Night Confessions” and “Devoted”) and pick it up at Run For Cover Records for a preview of what’s to come.

Check back early next year, and follow for news on the upcoming EP!

Koji "Matters" EP Available Now!

Posted on November 12th, 2013

Koji's new EP, Matters, is now available on a limited edition cassette tape, and digital download! Download the release on Koji's bandcamp page, and fill out the "Looking for something out of stock?" form on the cassette tape's product page to be notified of any future re-pressings of the EP.

Koji is currently on tour in the United Kingdom and Europe with Into It. Over It., and Slingshot Dakota, with dates in Russia and Japan to follow. Dates and tickets can be found here.

Finally, a huge thank you goes out to all who supported, and pre-ordered the limited edition tape, selling it out much quicker than any of us could have anticipated! Your orders have been shipped and should be arriving soon.

Watch Koji perform "Like We Do" from the Matters EP, live: