Miserable And Better Than Ever: Kristina Esfandiari looks back on the Bay

(photo: Mary Manning) Words by Jordan Martich Twelve years ago, when Kristina Esfandiari – vocalist for gloom-rockers King Woman and proprietor of dark pop in Miserable – began calling the Bay Area home, she says she didn't have the resources she does now. She remembers the early days of Whirr, before her departure, playing at lost venues like SUB-Mission and staples like Hemlock Tavern. “When I moved out here it was all garage rock,” said Esfandiari. “There was nowhere for me to play shows, and when I started playing with King Woman, we kind of realized that we could make [...]

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Premiere: King Woman – “Fond Affections”

We last heard from Kristina Esfandiari in February with the release of Halloween Dream, her 7-inch solo debut as Miserable. As promised, she has returned again with equally strong material as King Woman. The new Dove/Fond Affections cassette single will be released June 17 via The Native Sound. The "cassingle" is currently available for pre-order in purple, white, and clear tape variants, each limited to 50 copies. While "Dove" has already debuted, you may now stream the exclusive premiere of "Fond Affections" below. https://soundcloud.com/the-native-sound/king-woman-fond-affections-rema-rema-this-mortal-coil-cover/s-VTluA The dark, lovely shoegaze track is a cover of an original Rema-Rema song, that [...]

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