Based in Jersey City, the duo of Tom Barrett and Lysa Opfer formed Overlake after bonding over a shared love of 80s and 90s indie rock and alt rock while playing in another band. As Opfer recalls, her and Barrett would stay late after practices with Barrett on drums, Opfer on a Rhodes piano with the duo sometimes switching up instrumentation to bang out long, melodic noise rock jams based around their influences – namely, My Bloody Valentine, Pavement and Sonic Youth.
About a year after those jam sessions, the band started working on the material that would become their debut full-length, Sighs which Killing Horse Records will release in April.
“Disappearing,” the album’s first single consists of chiming guitars, played through subtle layers of reverb, gently cooed vocals, and swirling layers upon layers of sound. The track has a quietly pensive but haunting beauty that reminds me quite a bit of the Verve’s gorgeous debut, A Storm in Heaven but much more percussive and stormier, to say the least.