"Bell Jar" by Miserable // Halloween Dream (Out 2.18.14 via The Native Sound)
Miserable is Kristina Esfandiari, the former vocalist for the Bay-area shoegaze crew, Whirr. Now, set out on her own, the artist has stepped away from the direct shoegaze sound and moved toward an evocative blend of drone, goth rock, and post punk. “Bell Jar” is a pitch black journey through shadow-y atmospherics, tribal drums, piercing guitars, and haunting vocals. The track is contained on her forthcoming EP, entitled Hallowee Dream, and the name is fitting. This is heavy, spooky music that calls to mind the early work of Chelsea Wolfe and Empyrium.