The Native Sound News

Tiny Mixtapes Premiere "Initials LV"; Bandcamp Pre-orders Live

Posted on March 21st, 2014

Just two and a half weeks away from the release of Divino Niño's Pool Jealousy LP, Tiny Mixtapes has premiered "Initials LV". 

In conjunction with this, Bandcamp pre-orders are now live at a discounted price, and include immediate downloads of the songs "Pink Diamond", "It's Been Like It Never Used To Be", and "Initials LV".

Vinyl pre-orders, limited to just 300 copies (100 on Translucent Teal, and 200 on Black) are still available and also include your choice of digital download formats. 

Click here to stream "Initials LV" at Tiny Mixtapes, and here to pre-order Pool Jealousy at Bandcamp

Chicagoist Premiere Divino Niño's "It's Been Like It Never Used To Be"

Posted on February 28th, 2014

Head over to Chicagoist to stream/ download the new Divino Niño song, "It's Been Like It Never Used To Be". Like "Pink Diamond", which Big Takeover graciously premiered last month, the track comes off the band's upcoming debut LP, Pool Jealousy, out April 8th. Unlike "Pink Diamond", it plays more like a ballad to the aforementioned's upbeat slinky garage-psych. Chicagoist calls "It's Been Like It Never Used To Be" a "pretty, delicate little thing with much of the sound harkening out to western prairies and cowboy campfires", and the upcoming LP, "a simmering mid-tempo affair, filled with diaphanous melodies".

Click here to stream "It's Been Like It Never Used To Be" at, and here to pre-order the limited edition vinyl on Translucent Teal and Black variants.

UPDATE: You can now stream "It's Been Like It Never Used To Be" below: 

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