A SHORELINE DREAM releases ‘Loveblind’ LP, a gazey-postpunk blurring of past and future
“Delicate curves and beauty… a glorious dawn” – PopMatters
“Goth heaven… one of the leading lights of the neo-shoegaze movement” – DKFM
“A sonorous journey – a inward looking, lush and wonderfully orchestrated sonic adventure with dark intensity” ~ Spill Magazine
“A wild and beautiful thing” – The Big Takeover
“Shadowy and storming dreaminess.. reminiscent” – Stereo Embers Magazine
Iconic shoegaze / postpunk outfit A Shoreline Dream have released their ‘Loveblind’ album via Latenight Weeknight Records. Their sixth full-length record, here they dives into recollections and past desires while looking forward in a wash of soundwaves pointing towards a blinding future.
Their first release since the Covid pandemic began, offering 40 minutes of goth-laced progressive soundscapes. The new collection was previewed by two solid tasters – lead track ‘Alarms Stop Ringing’ and the title track ‘Loveblind’. Produced by Ryan Policky and recorded over 10 months in the Barnum suburb of Denver, Colorado, this album features immense synth layers, the band’s signature guitar and symphonic vocals.
“This ‘Loveblind’ album is an introspective view of things building all the way up, then crashing back down – like relationships that try to rekindle, only to find that the original reason for the failure has grown even stronger. The songs and driving energy behind each represents rare moments of true passion and also those of complete devastation. Even in perceived time of feeling, things couldn’t get any better, a finality lies waiting behind the next corner,” says Ryan Policky.
In 2020, A Shoreline Dream released their ‘Melting’ album (2020), the latest in a series of critically acclaimed releases. Formed in 2005, today ASD revolves around two original members – multi-instrumentalist / vocalist Ryan Policky and guitarist Erik Jeffries. Their legacy is further rounded out thanks to collaborations with legends such as Ulrich Schnauss, Mark Kramer and The Engineers (for whom they created a remix for progressive label gods K-Scope). Also of note is the fact that the band also opened for Chapterhouse for their very final appearance.
The pandemic has taken its toll on our mental well-being and the perception of money and power has blown previous years away. Dying to get back to the good times and moments of pure, unscathed lust, we long for new experiences to sweep us off our feet. ‘Loveblind’ reaches for that same energy, taking cues from previous A Shoreline Dream works, drawing from their progressive goth roots. Layers of moodiness, blissful explosions of rock and chugging tempo mix with the pain, love, hope and moments of near death experienced while creating the album itself.
As of September 23, the ‘Loveblind’ LP is available everywhere online, including Spotify, Apple Music and Bandcamp. The band will also soon release their seminal ‘Recollections of Memory’ LP (featuring Ulrich Schnauss) on vinyl – it can be pre-ordered now.
Produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by Ryan Policky
Written and performed by Ryan Policky, except ‘Driveaway’ and ‘Hazewash’ written and performed by Ryan Policky and Erik Jeffries
Cover artwork by Ryan Policky
Released via Latenight Weeknight Records, LLC
UPC: 196925236942. Catalogue # LAT026
Music Copyright 2022 Latenight Weeknight Records, LLC
Artist photos in black by Allan Cutler. Photos in white by Aaron Thackeray
‘Loveblind’ video filmed in Barnum, Denver, Colorado
Acting, costume design and dance by Tiffany Smyth
Filmed, directed and edited by Ryan Policky
1. Alarms Stop Ringing
3. The Spring Comes Clean
4. Harlow Syndrome
5. Nothing More Than This
9. Black Dye
10. Cutline Follow
11. The Grind
FOR FANS OF:
Ride, Slowdive, Ulrich Schnauss, God Is An Astronaut, Engineers, Porcupine Tree, Spiritualized, Public Service Broadcasting, British Sea Power
Photos in black by Allan Cutler.