K. Esfandiari of Whirr has released her solo EP Halloween Dream under the moniker Miserable. While the sound perfectly matches the moniker, the debut song "Bell Jar" is a stroke of musical genius, meeting in that middle place between indie rock and shoegaze. This particular composition is both haunting and savage, full of droning beauty, well-used feeback, an undercurrent of dark dissonance, and sultry, echo-laden vocals. And the climax of drums, guitars and vocals toward the end make for a brilliant one.
"Bell Jar" is just one of a handful of new Miserable songs on the outstanding Halloween Dream release. Available on 7" vinyl and digital download from The Native Sound, Miserable's Halloween Dream is a very worthwhile EP.