A Shoreline Dream – Time is a Machine Gun
Latenight Weeknight Records
Release: 30 November 2015
A Shoreline Dream reveal ‘Time Is A Machine Gun’ – 1st track from forthcoming LP
– Colorado duo inspired by P.T. Barnum circus world and progressive shoegaze
STREAM NEW SINGLE http://ashorelinedream.bandcamp.com/track/time-is-a-machine-gun
VIEW ‘The Heart Never Recovered’ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnvo8WXRg6I
STREAM ‘The Heart Never Recovered’ https://soundcloud.com/teamclermont/01-the-heart-never-recovered
“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
“We love the flow, the soothing voice, the layering of instruments and vocals, and all that spaciousness – some of the things we like most in stoner rock, dream pop, shoegaze and prog-tinted postrock” – Overblown Magazine
FOR LOVERS OF: Public Service Broadcasting, British Sea Power, Engineers, Ride, Placebo, North Atlantic Oscillation, Echodrone
‘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).
With inspiration coming from a phrase stuck in frontman Ryan Policky’s head since childhood, the song focuses on the fact that time and life itself moves faster than we can ever fully grasp. Using space exploration as a backdrop to the layers of ambient dream tones, the message is that, all our lives, we are driven to explore, trying desperately to find a meaning to it all, much like the early space explorers of Apollo. “Time is a Machine Gun” represents A Shoreline Dream as they are in the fall of 2015…
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.
With a new album currently in progress, the band has decided to leak the album over the course of it’s production, by giving fans a preview into not only the current production vibe the band is undertaking, but also the timeline in which the album’s tracks were written. Feeling that every song in itself represents specific worldly/personal events as well as the seasons in which they are written, A Shoreline Dream wants to take a different path that doesn’t focus on marketing, selling & landing tons of PR from a full length album. The idea is to share on the fly, almost as if the listeners were observers of the album as it takes shape. Each song is a current event story, and A Shoreline Dream feels giving that story out as it happens makes the most sense… at least this go around.
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