A great power pop act with a history that takes them back to the eighties, The Sighs reformed after a very long break and released their first album in many years, 2017’s Wait on Another Day. Three years later the band come through with a new EP of entirely new material, and introduce it with the very fine, Tearing My Heart Again.
“We were each other’s family for years,” lead guitarist Matt Cullen about the time the band has been inactive. “I’ve played with a lot of different people since then, but there’s really nothing like playing with guys who you’ve known for decades.”
Vocally harmonious, swooning and memorable, the new song calls to mind the effervescence of The Beach Boys, while its thin layers of subtle wistfulness point to the darkly pop romance of Big Star. Like something straightly out of power pop’s heyday in the seventies, Tearing My Heart Again is a shining example of a three-minute pop tune with right amounts of splendor and dramatics, and it doesn’t lack anything compared to the acclaimed band’s earlier material.
The Sighs are Tom Borawski (drums), Matt Cullen (lead guitar, vocals), Robert LaRoche (lead vocals, guitar) and Tommy Pluta (bass, vocals). The fresh five-song EP, Tearing My Heart Again, releases April 14th, 2020 through Omad Records.