A Shoreline Dream is a rock band from Denver, Colorado whose sound has been described as being "a moody blend of psych ... and post-rock," as sounding "like a band out of time," and possessing a sound quality unique enough that it "outruns" the shoegaze moniker which bands of this kind are often labeled. The band currently consists of the two original members, vocalist/guitarist/producer Ryan Policky and guitarist Erik Jeffries, who are currently recording new singles for 2013 with studio drummers in their Denver based studio.
Policky formed A Shoreline Dream in 2005 with drummer/DJ Gabriel Ratliff after previously working together in the Denver band Drop the Fear; Jeffries was recruited from an earlier Policky collaboration entitled Pure Drama, while bassist Enoc Torraca was culled from a group of acquaintances. The band used a mortgage on Policky's house to set up its own record label, Latenight Weeknight Records, and thus recorded, released, and promoted a self-titled EP and its debut full-length album, Avoiding the Consequences.
In 2007, A Shoreline Dream released a second EP, Coastal, which attracted the attention of German producer Ulrich Schnauss, of whom the band was a fan. Schnauss subsequently collaborated with the band on the neverChanger EP, which was mastered by Low/Galaxie 500 producer Kramer and released in July 2008; the release followed shortly after the band was featured in Urb Magazine's "Next 100."
After a 2008 summer tour with Schnauss, A Shoreline Dream, now joined by Merrell, recorded its second full-length album, Recollections of Memory, which was released in February 2009 on Latenight Weeknight; the album was again mastered by Kramer, and included three more collaborations with Schnauss.
In September 2009 Torraca left the band to pursue individual goals, and was replaced by Adam Edwards, formerly of Flyaway Minion.
The band was also featured at Austin's annual South by Southwest festival in 2010.
In July 2011, British GQ used A Shoreline Dreams' single "neverChanger" in a video for their first iPad app. This spot featured Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and was also available on youtube 1
In 2012 the band released 3 EP's, one a month, for three months, titled "three", "3" and "III", and finished the year with a single released on Christmas day titled "The Land of Those Who Wander".