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Sighs (album)

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Released15 April 2014
RecordedFebruary–September 2013
LabelKilling Horse Records
ProducerOverlake, Thomas Unish
Overlake chronology

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Sighs is the debut studio album from the American rock band Overlake.


The nine-track album was released on vinyl, compact disc and digital download on 15 April 2014, with Killing Horse Records.[1] It was produced by Overlake and Thomas Unish, recorded and mixed by Unish, between February and September 2013, and mastered by Joe Lambert at JLM Mastering in October 2013. The album draws comparison to 1980s and 1990s college radio rock, and the music of Yo La Tengo, My Bloody Valentine, Sonic Youth, and Pavement.[2][3] The band cites influence during the recording of Sighs from the Yo La Tengo biography Big Day Coming, and the album Nowhere by the British rock band Ride. In an interview with The Jersey Journal, Barrett says the album is about the band "trying to find our way."[4] Recording began in February 2013, in Unish's studio space in the Dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City.[5] After Unish left the studio, the band recorded the remainder of the Sighs in their studio and apartment, and finished in September. The first single from the album was "Disappearing," and the second was "Our Sky."[1]


A review by The Aquarian Weekly notes the albums influence from 1990s alternative rock, and says of the production on Sighs "flows together flawlessly and is beautifully mixed, keeping up with the overall chilling theme of the disc," and The Fader calls the album a "pretty collection of songs, especially in the moments when the guitars are bending, [with] elemental melodies and laidback sadness."[6][2] BrooklynVegan notes that Overlake's" influences are apparent, [however] Barrett and Opfer take a different path with them, and their vocal interplay really makes things appealing," and add that Sighs is "a warm and fuzzy treat."[7]

Dagger writes that Overlake have "created a mini masterpiece ere of hazy and melody. Dive in, water's fine."[3] It was listed in Jerry Lardieri's Year End Lists 2014, in Speak Into My Good Eye.[8]

Track listing[edit]

3."Not Enough"4:44
4."Back to the Water"3:42
5."Fell Too Far"4:01
6."Your KS"1:52
7."We'll Never Sleep"5:42
8."Our Sky"3:24
9."Is This Something?"5:10
Total length:36:25


  • Tom Barrett – guitar, vocals and drums
  • Lysa Opfer – bass and vocals



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