There is a comforting lethargy to Tom Barrett and Lysa Offer’s vocals on Overlake‘s debut album, born out of a by-the-hour studio in Jersey City, New Jersey, where its creators reside. The New Jersey pedigree, elemental melodies and laidback sadness make Yo La Tengo comparisons pretty inevitable, though of course, making music that sounds like ’80s and ’90s college radio rock is a wholly different gesture now than it was back then. Deep nostalgia aside, Sighs is just a very pretty collection of songs, especially in the moments where the guitars are bending. It’s out April 15th via Killing Horse. Tourdates below.
Stream: Overlake, Sighs
4/18 Court Tavern w/TBD – New Brunswick, NJ
4/23 Fontana’s – New York, NY with Sepoy
5/02 Olive’s – Nyack, NY
5/04 Hoboken Arts & Music Festival – Hoboken, NJ
5/19 Baby’s All Right – Brooklyn, NY w/ The Everymen