Friday, July 25, 2014

A Shoreline Dream announces new LP for September release!

Denver's A Shoreline Dream announces new LP, The Silent Sunrise (their first in three years), for a September release!

"The Heart Never Recovered" via Surviving The Golden Age
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Photo: Eddie Breidenbach

The Silent Sunrise is the fourth full-length album from US based progressive shoegazers A Shoreline Dream and their first release in three years. The recording process was set in an early 20th century barn located in the historic Barnum neighborhood – namesake of circus pioneer P.T. Barnum. This strange collection of buildings and houses provided a unique backdrop to a deep and powerful look into the cosmos of star swept swirling guitars, groove oriented bass lines and emanating vocals. The listener is invited to immerse
themselves into the sonic nuances captured in the studio’s recording rooms including castle inspired plaster walls, visions of eye floaters in layered paints and staircases of searing flames. The entire space is littered with restored pinball machines, haunted house effects and carny style oddities. Listen closely and you can hear the character of the space, ambient noises from the studio’s specters and a visit from an often-irate neighbor. The Silent Sunrise is a brand new step in the world of Shoegaze, and an important release from a band many have loved since their collaborations with Ulrich Schnauss.

A band that has appeared alongside many greats in the world of indie music, A Shoreline Dream has been best descibed as a “melodipsych / progressive shoegaze” band combining lush sampled textures, organic instrumentation, and vocals layered like a synth similar in vein to bands such as Ride, Slowdive and Sigur Rós. Originating in Barnum, Colorado they are steadily reaching out to an international fan base, working with infamous producers such as Ulrich Schnauss and Kramer (Ween / Low / Galaxie 500). When they formed in 2005 they all decided to take a stand against the restrictions of a normal label and formed their own (latenight weeknight records).

In the Fall of 2006, A Shoreline Dream released their debut album Avoiding the Consequences with a full scale attack using Ryan’s house as collateral, garnering the band attention on several samplers for Landmark Theatres, Urban Outfitters, The Sundance Film Festival, Paste Magazine among others. Critics from Filter Magazine, Paste Magazine, XLR8R, Skyscraper, and Westword helped fuel the fire.

Past praise for A Shoreline Dream….

"Lush, layered and hypnotic are probably some of the most common terms associated with these shoegazers. Not like there’s anything wrong with it, but that’s A Shoreline Dream. It’s like the saying goes, “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.” The Denver quartet’s instrumentation is lush, the vocals are layered, and everything else is hypnotizing." - URB
"Denver-based band A Shoreline Dream knows its way around Slowdive's back catalog. Taken from the band's forthcoming Coastal EP, "New York" should have shoegazers down on bended knee." - XLR8R
'“"85% - A Shoreline Dream might be one of the most aptly named bands to emerge from the musical seascape this year. Their debut LP, reminiscent of Sigur Rós meets Placebo, sweeps high and low with the lunar guid- ance of a tidal somnambulant. As with the changing levels of the ocean, a potential to be drowned lurks behind every moment of tepid wading. But as with individual waves, the particulars of each track are overrun by the vastness of the sea itself." -Filter Magazine
""This Denver shoegazer act is back with an EP that expands on their shimmering wall of sound, opening with the all-encompasing “Ukraine”. The coastal theme comes across on all four songs, with guitars as the strong current, swirling through all the drawn-out melodies, and odd metal sounds in “The Barrier” crashing as the waves. The overall trance-like Spiritualized state is cut short too soon, with the disc clocking in at just twenty minutes. It’s almost startling once the songs are over to be once again faced with silence rather than dark dreams." -Sentimentalist

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