Thayer Sarrano at Velvet Lounge feat an intimate performance by Gordon Sterling from Future November 30th!


One Love Massive is very excited to announce Thayer Sarrano at Velvet Lounge on November 30th.  “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.” –(Stomp and Stammer, 2009)

the new queen of shoegaze

For days of quiet misery, when the world is distant and cold, ‘King’ is the album that will fit right in. Thayer Sarrano’s soft, heartfelt and (slightly overly) echoey vocals will evoke the finest of shoegazing memories for Hope Sandoval fans; she also has an edge of trouble and pain that is reminiscent of Mary Margaret O’Hara. 

The spookiness she achieves with the lap steel underlies the aura of mystery produced by the repetitions in the lyrics and the sound of her voice. The occasional changes in pace (e.g. towards the end of ‘Funeral Parade’) are welcome, and it would be good if she had pushed dissonance further. ‘Tried’ and title track ‘King’ are ambitious in their tone, timing and balance, and this sort of work marks her out as an exciting talent to watch and listen to. The less demanding ‘Nightlife’ and ‘Saint George’ are in turn less attractive. The handmade cd case alone is worth the entry price. 
Folky magic.-Lynne Pettinger

“King recalls nothing so much as Matthew Houck’s work, measured, winding, pretty, moaning songs full of soft, Gothic touches that are undeniably Southern”-Hilary Brown – Flagpole Magazine

“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

“Whoever was disappointed in Hope Sandoval’s recent solo album, is perhaps more to his liking in the CD “King” from Athens, Georgia-based Thayer Sarrano. Folkier root 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 River, Without Warning and the title track are the best.”
 -Eric van Domburg Scipoio – Heaven – popmagazine voor volwassen


Thayer is also known for her work with nationally known touring acts Dead Confederate and Of Montreal  check her Reverbnation page for more


Also on the bill we are very excited to announce a very special intimate solo acoustic performance by Gordon Sterling of DC/VA’s own Future.  With over fifteen years of combined professional music experience Future uniquely delivers an experimentation of sound utilizing elements of Hip Hop, Reggae, Electronica, and Rock Fusion.  From outdoor festivals and underground clubs to premier music venues and sound-stages Future is cultivating a dedicated following of listeners who are as diverse as the band itself.  Gordon will be stepping outside of the Future realm to treat us to a special intimate solo acoustic performance.  If you haven’t had the pleasure of catching Future live, take a minute and check Gordon out on some of the future tracks below.  This man has a POWERFUL voice, I especially like Gordon in the 3rd track, “Projection”.  Give it a listen, it should be enough to get you there!

This is sure to be a treat please check out our facebook invite and join us on November 30th at Velvet Lounge.


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