A Shoreline Dream has been best described as a “melodipsych / post rock” band combining lush sampled textures, wall of sound dynamics, and vocals layered like a synth, similar in vein to bands such as Ride, Slowdive and Sigur Rós. Originating & recording in Denver, Colorado they have recently joined forces with German Mastermind Ulrich Schnauss and the infamous producer Mark Kramer (Low / Joy Zipper / Galaxie 500) on the release of their sophomore LP “Recollections of Memory”, which released on February 10, 2009.
It all began in Fall of 2006, when 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 applauded the effort.
The band released the EP “Coastal” in July of 2007, which landed them spots on samplers for Vice Magazine, Paste Magazine, XLR8R, Landmark Theatres and Urban Outfitters.
In the fall of 2007, after a West Coast tour with Innaway and an appearance at The Roxy for Filter’s “Revenge of the Sunset Strip”, A Shoreline Dream learned that Ulrich was listening to their album and loving it. Soon after, Ryan Policky (the vocalist & guitarist) contacted him via email, and the two decided to team up and release the song “neverChanger” on an EP put out by “latenight weeknight records”, which coincidentally is the label created by two of the original band members of A Shoreline Dream, Ryan & Erik Jeffries. This was set up originally to eliminate the common restrictions of an external label, giving the band more room to breathe on all sides of the spectrum. After over 4 months of top ten sales through their distributor “toneVendor”, and an extremely well received Austin to Denver tour with Ulrich Schnauss , A Shoreline Dream and Ulrich teamed up again to record three new tracks for the album, including an organic version of “neverChanger” as performed on the tour.
After over a year of dedication to the album, a special guest appearance by Ryan at the 2009 SXSW Ulrich Schnauss showcase and a 2008 full of critical acclaim, including a spot in URB’s NEXT 100 and on Wired.com, A Shoreline Dream are poised to take 2010 a few steps further with an appearance at SXSW and a new album to be released in 2011.