Projekt’s former Mail Order Manager Sarah Renfro uses lush harmony to piece together carefully crafted songs that belong on a Twin Peaks jukebox. It’s all delivered with the most haunting and memorable melodies and a voice that sounds like an angel dripping with sin.
In a self-released 6 song EP of escape and self-renewal, “You should be somewhere outside,” Renfro maintains the breathy soul of a southern girl while displaying the strength of a woman hardened by the city. Tracks such as “Little white house,” “Mable” and “Edge of the night” offer lush, carefully crafted arrangements reminiscent of Twin Peaks featuring Fender Rhodes, reverbed guitar, violin, flugelhorn and multi-layered vocals. Other tracks are more guitar centric such as the regretful love song “Denton, my love,” the unlikely pairing of “Tanner and Hannah” and the anthem of self sufficiency “State of the Union” which features one of Brooklyn’s finest musicians, Tony Scherr, whose credits include Feist, Sex Mob, Bill Frisell and Norah Jones.
Supporting musicians and credits are as follows: flügelhornist Jay Jennings (The Polyphonic Spree, Capitol Records’ Eli “Paperboy” Reed & The True Loves), violinist Eylem Basaldi (Luna Matto, New England Conservatory), guitarist Bob Lanzetti (Corn Mo, The Silver Arrows), bassist Rob Jost (Feist, Björk, Ursa Minor and Jesse Harris), guitarist/engineer Zach Landreneau (Felili Rincon, Welcome Signs) and mastering engineer Dave Willingham (The Echo Lab studio, The Polyphonic Spree, John Vanderslice and Ray LaMontagne).