The Native Sound News

Miserable's Halloween Dream EP Out Now; Stream In Full At Nylon Guys

Posted on February 18th, 2014

Miserable's Halloween Dream is officially out today! The vinyl is in, and shipping, and looks gorgeous (take a look below). The EP is also streaming in full at Nylon Guys, in case you want to listen before purchasing. 

Halloween Dream is available for download at the following outlets:

Google Play 

Vinyl details:

– Ultra Clear vinyl with Gold Haze
– Hand-numbered
– Full-color double-sided folder
– Black inner-sleeve
– 2MIL poly bag

Click here to purchase the vinyl, and receive an immediate download of the EP

Oh, and here's just a few examples of what some people have been saying:

[on "Halloween Dream"] "a crashing epic that exposes the beauty in widescreen destruction." 
– Spin

"... 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." 
– Stereogum

"Miserable's minimal yet epic approach to music will intensify your inner psyche." 
– Vice/ Noisey

"An arresting thousand-yard stare of dreary atmosphere ... it puts her in good company with fellow droning genre-mashers like Chelsea Wolfe and True Widow ... It's concise, diverse, and rather alluring, and sets the bar high for whatever she might roll out next."
– Alternative Press

"Bell Jar is quite possibly her strongest solo track to date. It sounds as depressing as the Sylvia Plath novel it shares a name with, starting out not unlike the dark folk she recorded as King Woman, but building into big metallic shoegaze and ending with the reverbed screams that helped make Deafheaven such a memorable name in heavy music this past year." 
– Brooklyn Vegan

Koji Announces Spring Song Solo Tour

Posted on February 17th, 2014

Today, Koji announces the first leg of dates for his first US solo shows since last winter's Acoustic Basement tour. These shows will support his Run For Cover-issued Crooked In My Mind LP, and will also be recorded for the second installment of his Spring Song live series.

Spring Song 2014:

3/11/2014 - Roanoke, VA - House Show [info]

3/12/2014 - Myrtle Beach, SC - Soft Punk House [info]

3/13/2014 - Gainesville, FL - 1982 Bar [info]

3/14/2014 - Tampa, FL - Goat House [info}

3/15/2014 - Pembroke Pines, FL - The Talent Farm [info]

3/18/2014 - Savannah, GA - Graveface Records [info]

3/19/2014 - Columbia, SC - New Brookland Tavern [info]

3/21/2014 - Baltimore, MD - Charm City Art Space [info]

3/22/2014 - Oneonta, NY - SUNY Oneonta [info]

3/23/2014 - New Paltz, NY - SUNY New Paltz [info]

UK dates with Geoff Rickly, Rob Lynch, and Brian Marquis were also recently announced.

Van's Warped Tour Presents The Acoustic Basement Tour:

4/20/2014 - Southampton - Joiners

4/21/2014 - Cardiff - Clwb Ifor Bach

4/22/2014 - London - Borderline

4/23/2014 - Bristol - Thekla

4/24/2014 - Norwich - Epic Studios

4/25/2014 - Nottingham - Basement

4/26/2014 - Wolverhampton - Slade Rooms

4/27/2014 - Glasgow - O2 ABC 2

4/28/2014 - Sheffield - Corporation

4/29/2014 - Leeds - Cockpit

4/30/2014 - Manchester - Deaf Institute

Big Takeover Premiere Divino Niño's "Pink Diamond"; Pool Jealousy LP Now Available For Pre-Order

Posted on February 6th, 2014

Today we are beyond excited to announce details for The Native Sound's first full-length release, Divino Niño's debut LP Pool Jealousy! The album will be available April 8th on two limited edition 12-inch LP variants (Translucent Teal and Black), and every digital download format you can think of. 

Over the twelve tracks on Pool Jealousy, Divino Niño expand on the romantic naivety of their positively upbeat, yet laid back "Bottle Demon" single, and experiment with washed out reverb, world percussion, dreamy psych-informed guitar riffs, and throw in some beautifully lush vocal harmonies for good measure. Hear another song off the album, thanks to our friends at Big Takeover who graciously premiered "Pink Diamond" earlier today. 

Vinyl details: 

Uncoated, reverse board jacket
Printed 11"x11" insert
Digital download delivered to your inbox at least one week before the release date

Translucent Teal – 100
Black – 200

Test Press – 20 

Click here to pre-order the album on vinyl and digital download formats.


Vice's Noisey Premiere Miserable's "Spinning"; 7-inch Pre-orders Now Include Instant Download

Posted on February 5th, 2014

Our dudes at Noisey just premiered "Spinning" off Miserable's upcoming Halloween Dream EP!

Although Halloween Dream isn't officially out until February 18th, we decided to quietly send all vinyl pre-orders an advanced download of the EP. So if you want to hear the entire EP right now, pre-order the hand-numbered Ultra Clear 7-inch with Gold Haze and we'll email you a digital copy in your choice of digital download formats immediately! We also have Bandcamp pre-orders up for just $3, and those include an instant download of the title track – the rest of the EP will be emailed to you on the release date.

Click here to stream "Spinning" at and here to pre-order the limited edition 7-inch!

UPDATE: You can now stream "Spinning" below.

Filter Premiere Miserable's "Halloween Dream" Music Video

Posted on January 29th, 2014

Filter Magazine premiered Miserable's beautiful "Halloween Dream" music video today! 

Here's some info on the music video courtesy of Kristina, herself:

Halloween Dream is about feeling pulled in two different directions.

It was written in a time of my life where I was trying to take the high road in a situation that I hadn't imagined myself ever being in. The song is about me looking back and feeling like making the right choice didn't mean anything at all in the end. That sometimes, having integrity in a compromising place doesn't always end up with a heroic and rewarding feeling. What is the "right choice"? What does it actually mean? Is it choosing your own happiness over someone else's? Where do you draw the line of self-indulgence versus what the heart wants? This song, collectively, is based around hurting someone whom you deeply care for.

I created this video when I was between houses and staying with a gracious friend of mine. I had a lot of time to kill, so I gathered some footage from various videos, and recorded them on an outdated iPhone. It is rough, but I like how it turned out, especially for a first attempt.

Watch it below, and pre-order your digital download or limited edition vinyl (Hand-numbered, Ultra Clear 7" with Gold Haze), and receive and instant download of the song!