The Native Sound News

Spin Premiere Miserable's "Halloween Dream"; Bandcamp Pre-orders Live

Posted on January 23rd, 2014

The people at Spin Magazine just premiered the title track off Miserable's upcoming Halloween Dream EP, "Halloween Dream"! They call the song "a crashing epic that exposes the beauty in widescreen destruction".

In conjunction with this, Bandcamp pre-orders are now live at a discounted price, and include an immediate download of the song, "Halloween Dream". 

Vinyl pre-orders, limited to 300 copies of hand-numbered, Ultra Clear 7" vinyl with Gold Haze are still available, and also include your choice of digital download format.

Click here to stream "Halloween Dream" at Spin, and here to pre-order the Halloween Dream EP at Bandcamp

Divino Niño Sign to The Native Sound; Stream/ Download "Bottle Demon"

Posted on January 15th, 2014

The Native Sound is proud to announce the signing of Chicago indie band, Divino NiñoConsisting of members, Camilo Medina, Javier Forero, Guillermo Rodriguez and Pierce Codina, the band is known for their dreamy, psychedelic sound, drum loops, harmonies, world percussion, and Latin American roots – Medina and Forero met in Bogota, Colombia when they were very young, reuniting again in Miami, Florida in 2003, and have been playing music ever since.

In 2010, Medina moved to Chicago and met Guillermo Rodriguez in college and began a project called Continental Breakfast.  A year later, after Continental Breakfast broke up, Javier joined Camilo and Guillermo in Chicago and began making music right away. Pierce came like an angel from Venus after his locally known project Tin Tin Can came to a halt. It was then that the band began writing and recording what would become their debut full-length album, and forthcoming release with The Native Sound, Pool Jealousy.

To this day the group is bonded together by their naiveté, lust for romanticism, and their unshakeable belief that a song should move your soul or your hips.

The Native Sound will release Pool Jealousy this Spring. For now, download "Bottle Demon" at iTunes and Bandcamp.

Catch Divino Niño at the following shows:
01/18/2014: Chicago, IL @ Township
01/25/2014: New York City @ St. Mazies

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!