Posted in music | tour dates on April 4, 2014

by Bill Pearis


Jersey City residents Tom Barrett and Lysa Opfer met while playing in other bands and bonded over a shared love of '90s bands like My Bloody Valentine, Yo La Tengo and Sonic Youth. This friendship soon led to a musical collaboration and Overlake were born. The duo's debut album, Sighs, is out April 15 via Killing Horse Records. While the influences are apparent, Barrett and Opfer take a different path with them, and their vocal interplay really makes things appealing. Sighs is a warm and fuzzy treat. (Like an autumn sweater? Perhaps.) We've got the debut of the album's penultimate track, "Our Sky," and you can stream it below.

Overlake have a few NY-area shows coming up: Jersey City's The Lamp Post on Saturday (4/5) with kindred spirits Dead Stars (who have a new record too); May 4 at Hoboken Arts and Music Festival; and May 19 at Baby's All Right with The Everymen and The Brooklyn What.

Track stream and tour dates below...


Overlake - 2014 Tour Dates
Apr 5 : The Lamp Post (Jersey City) with Dead Stars
May 4 : Hoboken Arts and Music Festival (Hoboken), Observer Stage
May 19 : Baby's All Right (Brooklyn), The Everymen record release party



Comments (12)

That break at 2:09 is amazingly great.
However, I do believe the name of the venue in Jersey City this weekend is the Lamp Post, not the Lamp.

Posted by Pops Gustav | April 4, 2014 11:14 AM

Yup this record is amazing. Good band w/ actual talent.

Posted by ReviewStalker | April 4, 2014 11:22 AM

Is this the only good thing to ever come out of Jersey City?

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 11:29 AM

Tons of great bands from all over jerz. Rye Coalition for one.

Posted by ReviewStalker | April 4, 2014 11:36 AM

As long as they guys aren't from Ridgewood, I'm all for it

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 12:26 PM

Looks cold in that picture.

Posted by Feed the Children Reviews Part 2 | April 4, 2014 2:27 PM

Tom Barrett is a super stud

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 3:45 PM

Another great band out of NJ- love it!

Posted by Anonymous | April 4, 2014 4:07 PM

D'ya think Big Beardy has porked her yet?

Posted by Slappy | April 4, 2014 8:49 PM

I doubt it, I'm pretty sure I heard she's a vegan

Posted by Anonymous | April 5, 2014 9:02 PM

One of the best songs you'll ever hear.

Posted by Thibodeau | May 8, 2014 6:27 AM

These guys are so good. And such nice folks. I hope they come back to Memphis soon. But in the meantime, I have Sighs on the turntable this morning.

Posted by Angie | November 8, 2014 11:58 AM

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