Friday, December 31, 2010
So 2010 is now nearing closure. It goes down as a year in which recollections have overwhelmed. I made some simply dreadful love decisions, which alas should result in some new songs. This is indeed both good and bad. Good in the fact that it has inspired some things I never thought possible in my songwriting, and bad in the loneliness factor. But I am trying to not let it consume me. I'm looking to the future. It's been a very confusing time indeed, and the closure of the year has been nothing but reflections. My favorite quote right now comes from the love in question: "If things were different, things would have been different." It plays back over and over again in my thoughts.
It's now time to take all of this and turn it into something positive. Music should result and the band will grow stronger. A Shoreline Dream will enter 2011 with a deeper meaning. And I hope to become a better person from it all...
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
As 2010 winds down, much is to be reflected upon. It was a year we took to try our hand at some festival showings. We started the year with a goal of playing as many as we could while beginning a new album, and thus we did. From 3 slots at SXSW, to NX35 and the Midpoint Music Festival, we indeed left the state of Colorado with that on our agenda. Yes, our hometown only saw 2 total shows, and it feels as if we may have been slightly forgotten in the Denver scene, but the journeys we took were well worth it!
On top of band outings, I myself took a huge trek to London, where some amazing production/recording took place at Ulrich Schnauss' studio, alongside my personal favorite band - Engineers. Not only was it one of the most amazing times I've ever experienced, but I also came away with a song titled "London", co-written by Ulrich, that I truly hold dear to my heart. It's quite an epic song, and I can't wait for next month, when it's unleashed to the world via Rocket Girl Records, who is headed up by one of the most amazing women in music biz, Vinita!
Another great opportunity we had came this last October in San Francisco with a great influence, Chapterhouse. While in London Ulrich took me to their work studio and introduced me to the guys. Not only are they some of the nicest people in the so-called shoegaze genre, but they are also some of the most generous. They so graciously invited us to play alongside them for quite possibly their last show ever, in front of a spectacular crowd. It was humbling to say the least and the whole experience almost floored me in tears while on stage.
And as 2011 comes into view I now can see the light of everything we did, and how outstanding it really was. We have new recorded material, including our first ever cover coming next month as well, that being "the chain", which I have truly fallen in love with. 4 new songs have been polished, and we're nearing a new album, which I am dying to release. But I've learned patience more than anything in 2010, and realize all that patience is about to finally pay off. It's been an emotional journey, both on and off the stage, and I really feel it's coming through in the new material. I seriously cannot wait for you all to hear it!!
now if only this love of someone could finally work out....