So many bands, so little time… I forget where I first heard A Shoreline Dream, but it was enough to get me hooked and buy the “Avoiding the Consequences” album from 2006… Melting accurately describes how it feels in Southern California lately, so well done on titling the album how I’m feeling these days. I’ve had this one favorited on BandCamp since I heard about it. Here’s more info on A Shoreline Dream from their one pager:
‘Melting’ LP Latenight Weeknight Records 21 August 2020
Originating in the neighborhood of the famous circus showman Barnum, A Shoreline Dream (ASD) is best described as a “progressive shoegaze” band combining lush melodic textures, organic instrumentation, and vocals layered like a synth similar in vein to bands such as Ride and Dead Can Dance – all mixed with a cavernous production style all their own.
Over the past 14 years ASD has churned out numerous acclaimed releases under their own label (Latenight Weeknight Records), working with legends such as Ulrich Schnauss, east coast independent label mastermind Mark Kramer and most recently the Engineers. A Shoreline Dream was included as a special guest by Chapterhouse on their final appearance in San Francisco, toured with Ulrich Schnauss, and have been featured live on stations such as East Village Radio, WOXY and KEXP.
Refining their sound since their 2014 LP “the silent sunrise”, A Shoreline Dream has been constantly releasing new versions of themselves through a series of singles until setting the goal of developing a full length release for 2020. With the world in both social and political upheaval, producer and vocalist Ryan Policky gained creative strength and determination by events around him and abroad to develop something not only consistent with the times, but also the most refined and heartfelt music the band has ever produced.
Original member Erik Jeffries added to the emotion with powerfully epic and post rock influenced guitar moments that stand out as some of the best work the band has released to date.
Written over the course of five months, the music on “melting” not only hits on the feeling of being lost-at-sea in a world burning ashore, but also dives into the need for a complete and unwavering change.
Ryan Policky – Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keys, Percussion
Erik Jeffries – Guitar & Backing Vocals
Chase Dobson – Keys
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