The Native Sound News

Grey Zine Join The Native Sound; Release Destitution Compilation Cassette Tape/ Free Download

Posted on February 25th, 2014

Today we could not be prouder to announce the signing of Grey Zine, and the release of their Destitution compilation. 

Hailing from Northeastern Pennsylvania, Grey Zine are lo-fi shoegaze at it's finest. An amalgamation of 90s stalwarts Ride and Seam, with a hint of emo’s American Football, Starflyer 59, and shoegaze contemporaries in Diiv and Weekend, Grey Zine have taken to describe their sound as simply, Breeze Punk. 

Since their formation in the Fall of 2011, the band has released a yearly series of demos, and most recently, a four-way split 7-inch with Anne, Creative Adult, and Self Defense Family this past Summer, as well as a split 7-inch with our very own Miserable last November (both via Run For Cover Records).

Destitution is an eight song compilation of the aforementioned demos, and is now available as a free download until March 3rd, and a limited edition mailorder-exclusive cassette tape, limited to just 100 copies. 

Grey Zine are currently at work on a new EP set for release this Spring, on The Native Sound.

Destitution is available for download at the following outlets:

Free Download (until March 3rd)
Google Play 

You can now listen to Destitution courtesy of BrooklynVegan here and download the release/ purchase the cassette tape.

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.