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  • Summary: This is the debut release from the indie group formed by David Bazan of Pedro the Lion; Will Johnson from Centro-Matic; and brothers Bubba and Matt Kadane after the death of Vic Chesnutt.
  • Record Label: Undertow
  • Genre(s): Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Indie Rock, Alternative Singer/Songwriter, Slowcore
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Jun 19, 2013
    80
    A wonderful album, in which everyone comes together without losing what is special about each.
  2. Jul 17, 2013
    80
    Overseas hits all the soft spots of longtime fans, while cohering easily into a new and striking whole. [No. 100, p.57]
  3. Jun 19, 2013
    80
    All four members of this indie supergroup make Overseas unique, but at its highest heights, the Kadane brothers make the band great.
  4. 80
    It’s a coherent, engaging experience.
  5. 80
    Perhaps unintentionally, perhaps not, Bazan, Johnson, and the Kadanes leave us in a solemn haze by utilizing little more than two tastefully composed guitar lines. They lead us from the noise and the pain of the previous nine and a half songs, credits rolling, reminding us that the best-written music rarely requires tricks to incite its intended affect.
  6. Jun 27, 2013
    67
    The combination of the Kadanes' fraught underpinnings and Johnson's crooked harmony on "Here (Wish You Were)" and "Came With the Frame" make for some of the most unnerving work of his career. The shadow of the late Vic Chesnutt looms large as well.
  7. Jun 25, 2013
    60
    The pieces don't always fit comfortably together, but the picture remains remarkable. [Jul 2013, p.102]

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  1. Jun 21, 2013
    9
    If you like any of the artists involved, chances are you'll like this somehow. Bazan and Johnson balance they're songwriting approach off of each other, but the real heroes are the Kadane brothers. They're such tasteful musicians. Expand