"PA Mathison of the Seattle band Sightseer is a natural-born storyteller. That trait that shines through loud and clear in the song, “Resting Place,” the best song Marshall Tucker never recorded and a track on the Discoveries Playlist." M.E.O.W.
"The band’s latest album is dance-able, as well as, radio and stadium ready. Each song grabs hold, taking the listener deep within the musical movements that take place throughout the entire masterpiece. The album has a rich mixture of acoustic folk, jazz, southern rock, and country."
Little Queen Music
"We're partial to country bands from the Pacific Northwest, so that might explain why we liked Sightseer so much. Or, it could be that they're just a great band whose Seattle-style rock blends perfectly with country to create a totally unique sound."
The Country Reviewer
"...Mathison has an attractive voice, full throated or tender as required..."
"The next CD you need to get? Sightseer’s What Tomorrow Brings.... ....Sightseer deserves far more recognition than they’ve thus far received, and I hope this CD finally gets it for them. And they even play “When the Levee Breaks” live. What more do you need?"
"The place where the wind from the plains hits the shadow of the mountains can be searing hot one moment then turn to a sudden chill the next, this is where the music of Sightseer lives. The Seattle five piece Americana / Alt Country band is lead by Calgary Chanteuse PA Mathison, whose throaty alto draws you deep into her siren songs of love, loss, reflection and redemption on top of a full throttle heartland sound as big as all outdoors. The eleven strong songs are reminiscent of cow punk pioneers Lone Justice or a beefed up Cowboy Junkies, employing equal parts torch and twang of gritty guitars from Jason Lightfoot and soaring Fiddle and keys from Jason Welling. ...“who knows what tomorrow brings,” but one thing is for certain, when this album gets the attention it deserves it will bring great things for her and Sightseer."
"Sightseer “Read It and Weep,” a hard-hitting tale of self-loathing, is the song that best showcases the early identity of local rockers Sightseer. Led by the strong female vocals of P.A. Mathison, the song – like Sightseer’s others – is rooted in alternative-country, bringing to mind bands like Okkervil River and Wilco. Based on their work so far, Sightseer hasn’t yet created a distinctive sound, but the pieces seem to be in place. Just check out the excellent, wailing guitar solo on “Resting Place.” For a folksier, acoustic act, be sure to catch opener The Washover Fans. With The Young West. "
The Seattle Weekly
"I caught Sightseer at the Skylark Cafe a month or so ago, but as I was there to see a different band on the bill and it being a hard thing for me to write about more than one band per evening, I made only the following note about them in my notebook, “Good band. Black Crowesy at times. Soulful at others. See them.” "