Latenight Weeknight Records
Release: 16 October 2015
A Shoreline Dream set to release ‘Time is a Machine Gun’ single
“A slice of post rock infused cinematic shoegaze with haunting vocals, addictive guitar lines, synth swells to die for & a swirling dark undertone that both scares & soothes all at once” – Primal Music Blog
‘Time is a Machine Gun’ is the latest single from US based progressive shoegazers A Shoreline Dream and the start of what is an explosive album, slated for release in 2016. This follows the band’s fourth full-length ‘The Silent Sunrise”, which met with critical acclaim. A Shoreline Dream is Ryan Policky (Vocals, Guitar, Keys, Samples) and Erik Jeffries (Guitar).
A Shoreline Dream originates from Barnum, Colorado, which is perhaps best known in association with P.T. Barnum’s circus empire. Their sound is best descibed as a “progressive shoegaze”, combining lush sampled textures, organic instrumentation, and vocals layered like a synth, similar in vein to bands such as Ride and Sigur Rós, while the production style is closer to early Dead Can Dance.
Over the past 8 years, A Shoreline Dream has churned out numerous releases under their own label (Latenight Weeknight Records), and have a working history with legends Ulrich Schnauss and Mark Kramer (Low / Joy Zipper / Galaxie 500). More recently, they landed distribution by one of the top UK indie labels (Rocket Girl Records) for a song written while visiting Ulrich Schnauss in Leytonstone, and have even remixed for progressive label gods K-Scope for a song by Engineers. A Shoreline Dream is also the last band to play live with shoegaze legendsChapterhouse in San Francisco on their 2010 reunion tour.
‘Time is a Machine Gun’ will be released on October 16, and is simultaneously premiering in Overblown Magazine and Primal Music Blog. On October 23, they mark the release of this new single at a gig with Denmark’s The Foreign Resort at the Three Kings Tavern in Denver, Colorado. Showtime is 9pm.
On ‘The Silent Sunrise’
“Fans of dream pop can do no wrong in looking for this album and investigating all of its delicate curves and beauty. Hardly silent, The Silent Sunrise is a glorious dawn” – PopMatters
“The tracks heavily reverbed guitar arpeggios and wall-of-sound production give “The Heart Never Recovered” a classic shoegaze sound somewhere between Cocteau Twins and My Bloody Valentine. It’s begging for you to play it loud, please oblige” – Surviving The Golden Age
“This is a wild and beautiful thing, turn it up!” – The Big Takeover
Video ‘The Heart Never Recovered’ :