Universal Sigh is releasing their sophomore studio album, Cherish, on Friday, January 10th, 2020. Produced by Tomás Uribe, the album features 8 concise tracks that capture a wide spectrum of progressive rock, blues ballads, and soulful funk. The quartet recorded at Stanwood Studios in Atlanta, GA. Two singles from the record were released in 2019 and the band plans to continue to share additional material, including new singles and visual media throughout 2020.
Universal Sigh maintains a busy touring schedule averaging over 100 shows per year and will host their album release party at Aisle 5 in Atlanta, GA. The album celebration will continue with a subsequent voyage out west. The band is scheduled to play fourteen cities, including seven in Colorado complete with a headlining performance at Cervantes Other Side in Denver. The band will return to the Southeast by way of Texas.
In regards to the upcoming tour, Band member Pace Maynard remarks “We will play the songs from the album, in addition to more recent material we’ve written. We have a whole new batch of songs for the road and have plans to return to the studio this year to record more music.”
Universal Sigh also curates and hosts their own music and arts festival, called Sigh In July, in Athens, GA. The multi-day event showcases national, regional, and local talent to inspire consciousness and foster musical community. The 5th Annual Sigh in July Music & Arts Festival will take place at Live Wire Athens in July 2020.
Links to videos of the songs can be found here: YouTube
Album Release Tour Dates
1/10 - Atlanta, GA - Aisle 5
1/11 - Macon, GA - The Hummingbird
1/14 - Little Rock, AR - Four Quarter Bar
1/15 - Lincoln, NE - Bodega’s Alley
1/16 - Fort Collins, CO - Avogadro’s Number
1/17 - Grand Junction - Mesa Theater
1/18 - Steamboat Springs, CO - Schmiggity’s
1/19 - Winter Park, CO - Ullr’s Tavern
1/23 - Denver, CO - Cervantes’ Other Side
1/24 - Frisco, CO - Co. Bar
1/25 - Crested Butte, CO - The Eldo
1/30 - Austin, TX - One-2-One Bar
1/31 - Houston, TX - Last Concert Cafe
2/1 - Dallas, TX - Sundown at Granada
About Universal Sigh
Established in 2012, Universal Sigh is an eclectic rock n’ roll band based in Athens, GA. Their unique “metamorphic rock” compositions are rooted in quintessential groove rock that delves into an epic, cinematic, psychedelic jazz journey. The band name Universal Sigh signifies a common thread that links everyone to life – the breath. Music, like breath, provides connection, awareness, and brings you into the present moment. Each breath and song is a simple reminder that we are all connected and reliant on each other in this journey through life