Miserable (feat. Kristina of King Woman), Justus Proffit, Zen Mother

Miserable (feat. Kristina of King Woman)

Justus Proffit

Zen Mother

Mon, August 14, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$6.00

Tickets at the Door

This event is 21 and over

Miserable (feat. Kristina of King Woman)
Miserable (feat. Kristina of King Woman)
“Like a Rorschach test, Miserable’s minimal yet epic approach to music will intensify your inner psyche.
If you’re feeling good about life right now, you’ll probably feel uplifted and empowered by her crescendoing slow drumming that seems to build forever.But if you’re in a dark place at the moment, you’ll likely be floored by the sadness behind her shoegazey, melancholic singing.”- Noisey

“…a crashing epic that exposes the beauty in widescreen destruction. “- Spin

“Kristina Esfandiari has impressed us with her powerful, ethereal voice and haunting melodies.”- Filter

“…big metallic shoegaze and ending with the reverbed screams that helped make Deafheaven such a memorable name in heavy music this past year. …”- Brooklynvegan

“Kristina Esfandiari used to sing for Bay Area shoegaze greats Whirr, but she separated from that band to forge her own path as Miserable. “Bell Jar,” a preview from Miserable’s Halloween Dream 7-inch, is 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. You’ll seriously be shocked that Esfandiari covers that much sonic territory in just 2:14.”- Stereogum

“The funereal sway song lunges forward into the big abyss of drums and Deafheaven approved chaotic histrionics.”- Impose Magazine
Justus Proffit
Justus Proffit
Zen Mother
Zen Mother
Zen Mother is the hive mind of Wolcott Smith (Invisible Hand, The Growlers) and Monika Khot (Nordra, Invisible Hand). They formed the project after trading avant-garde secrets, and quickly decided to weave those secrets together into a heavy, electronic-rock based duo. The music is dynamic in nature, lending itself to sonic focus and harnessing control of the mind. Industrial harshness is paired with ambient beauty all alongside the ever-pervasive feeling of torment. Influences include This Heat, Igor Wakhevitch, Blonde Redhead, and Swans. Dave Segal of The Stranger writes "...you can hear ZM striving for those great musicians’ sonic manifestations of baroque, angular torment in its most exquisite forms."
Venue Information:
The Shakedown
1212 N. State St
Bellingham, WA, 98225
http://shakedownbellingham.com/