Kristina Esfandiari, former vocalist/synth player of stereotypical shoegaze/noise-pop outfit Whirr, is venturing out on a far more exciting project of her own. Under new moniker, Miserable, she has embraced a dark atmospheric sound without a slightest regard for conventional structures. On all of her tracks, she builds these greatly tense and dramatic soundscapes by either sounding like a gothic folk singer or something best termed as metal melded shoegaze. I absolutely love all three of these purposeful creations, with the slightly more melodic “Spinning” having a possible edge on the others. New York label Native Sound is set to release Miserable’s debut EP Hallowed Dream on February 18.