Wednesday 3 February 2016

UK PREMIERE: A Shoreline Dream - Revolvist

Article by Wayoutwest

When you think of Colorado, you usually envision high rocky mountains, healthy springs, and clean sprinkled with the odd TV report of forest fires (nearly annually actually). We think of this as being “Bear Country” and oh yes, home to Mork and Mindy (R.I.P. Robin Williams) – now I'm giving away my age. Oh well. As scenic as this state is, lots of imagery surely comes to mind, but none of these associations are immediately connected with the latest popular or even underground music. However, if you do a little digging, you can unearth some treasures. One of them is A Shoreline Dream, whose previous single 'Time Is A Machine Gun' we reviewed here.

While not hidden, it is also a little known fact to most Americans that the legendary circus empire that P.T. Barnum began has its roots (and still continues) here, near Denver, in the town of Barnum. It is exactly here where the circus factor and A Shoreline Dream's creative workings coincide. Band members Ryan Policky and Eric Jeffries are obviously inspired by their surroundings. The duo's latest offering is astounding with a metallic upbeat industrial underlying here – similar to Meat Beat Manifesto but much quicker, verging on KMFDM. Having said that, I must admit that the song that immediately sprung to mind upon listening to this track is Peter Murphy's exquisite and titillating song 'The Line Between Devils Teeth (And That Which Cannot Be Repeat)'.  What can I say? Sheer titanium sonic thrill.

Expect to hear more from A Shoreline Dream throughout the year, as they release singles one by one in lead-up to their forthcoming LP. Everything is released through their own label Latenight Weeknight Records.

A Shoreline Dream's website

Buy: 'Revolvist'.

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