Includes printed vellum booklet of original artwork and lyrics + ink painting on rice paper handmade for each cover. Discs are factory pressed and hand placed in high quality, eco friendly "arigato packs" from Stumptown Printers out of Portland, Oregon.
"Thayer Sarrano is a beguiling Athens-based singer who casts an exquisite spell with her spare, ghostly songs that haunt the ears from a distance. Subtle, southern, lonesome and eerie, she clearly knows her way around heavy, drowsy reverb, bringing forth obvious comparisons to Mazzy Star and Chan Marshall. After spending most of her time as a supporting player with numerous Athens outfits, she's definitely gotten my attention with her debut CD, King, out now." --Jeff Clark, Stomp and Stammer (Atlanta, GA)
"Cat Power's earlier, sparser, sadder tunes come to mind, but there's also something in the way Sarrano takes her time that conjures the slower moments of '60s singers - somewhere between Nancy Sinatra and Karen Dalton, curiously. A little seductive, and not a little mysterious" --Chris Hassiotis - Flagpole Magazine (Athens, GA)
"[translation from Dutch] Whoever was disappointed in Hope Sandoval's recent solo album, is perhaps more to his liking in the album "King" from Athens, Georgia-based Thayer Sarrano. Folkier roots and ornamental, with beautiful pedal steel, Sarrano picks up the ball on that Mazzy Star, almost fifteen years ago, miss. Its compelling noir-like vocals put Sarrano clearly from the same source as Sandoval, though she has not a trick degenerating and combines them to hypothermia emotional voice to a team dreamy, shimmering indie (folk) songs, including Jump In The Water, Without Warning and the title track are the best." --Eric van Domburg Scipio - HEAVEN-popmagazine voor volwassen
released August 20, 2009
Elijah Neesmith, Peter Alvanos, Johnny5, Jim Wilson, Matt Stoessel :: Engineered by Drew Vandenberg and Thomas Johnson at Chase Park Transduction/Chase Park Mobile in Athens, GA.
Thayer Sarrano is forging her own path into a southern- psych-dreamland, bottling up ghosts and bringing them to life
through her ethereal desert rock hymns. Dovetailing the thick twang of the country with the feeling of an empty church, Sarrano has carved out a pocket in which her otherworldly music has room to breathe, becoming a vector for something deep and soulful and strange....more