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Night Sands

by Sara Renberg

Drunk Roses 04:24
Ex Party 04:59


Recorded, engineered, and mixed by Adam Lee at Jackpot Recording Studios in Portland, Oregon.

Mastered by Adam Gonsalves at Telegraph Mastering

Cover art by Liana Jegers

Drums: Cayla Davis (on 1-4, 9)
Bass: Joshua James Amberson
All other instruments and vocals: Sara Renberg

All songs written by Sara Renberg


released February 2, 2018

Deadpan and vulnerable, grounded and surreal, Sara Renberg's indie-pop songs are small worlds that envelop and surprise. Night Sands, her second full-length, is a record about the desire for and fear of intimacy; about being 32, gay, and single.

"Borrowing equally from the diary-like intimacy of bedroom pop acts like Frankie Cosmos or Free Cake For Every Creature, and the deadpan sardonic humour of the Silver Jews or the Mountain Goats, Renberg spins stories of advancing into adulthood proper, tales that are equal parts funny, wistful and tender." - Various Small Flames

“Lyrically it really shines, Sara walking the similarly mundane-surreal tight-rope perfected by the likes of Frankie Cosmos and The Mountain Goats […] A wry observer of the minutiae that make life both crushing and beautiful” - For the Rabbits

"Imbued with low-key vulnerability and delicate melodies, Renberg takes her place alongside the likes of Frankie Cosmos and Jay Som in her unashamedly naked songwriting." - Overblown

"This record is an inspiring example of when true poetry meets music." - 3rd Outing

"Night Sands is her best collection yet...Fans of living room gigs, understatement, John Darnielle's work (and indie pop classicists) will eat this up." - Minimum Rock + Roll

"there exists something that immediately makes her music familiar, as if you’ve been listening to her for years. Perhaps it’s the fact that Sara seems like she’s having a great time just writing the songs, maybe even cracking little jokes to herself as she pens the lyrics." - Austin Town Hall

"like a lo-fi Courtney Barnett channelling the Moldy Peaches." - The Devil Has the Best Tuna

"Sara Renberg’s low-fi indie rock is straightforward, simple, and fun...I wish I could quote the whole album." - Autostraddle


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