On their fourth and final album, the Santa Barbara psych outfit's mix of surf, blues and hard rock is as unpredictable as ever. They sound like they are having the time of their lives.
On "Living in My World," the Santa Barbara multi-instrumentalist tries his hand at composing an ambitious art-rock ballad.
As the new decade approaches, California indie rock continues to exist in all sorts of different shapes and sizes. Out of the many coastal cities along CA's southern and central coasts, Santa Barbara's local scene is ripe with creative groups chipping away at developing something of a distinct sound. That narrative especially applies to The … Continue reading Album Review: The Shorelines – Head Arrangements
Ahead of their recently announced third studio album Head Arrangements, Santa Barbara psych-rock duo The Shorelines returns with another entry in their catalog of lo-fi surf-jazz, on a new cut titled "Love Is Here." Intricately assembled and moderately paced, the track is gentle yet familiarly stimulating. The melody finds a balance between dueling instruments, with … Continue reading The Shorelines return with another entry in their growing catalog of lo-fi surf-jazz
It's only been a matter of months since Maxton Schulte's last solo release, but the sound and sentiment of his second LP still lurk in the fog. That album, Retrograde Emotion, is a cathartic exposé of ambient rock and internal desolation that amplified Schulte's fragmented emotions through a set of psychotherapeutic songs. As painfully lonely as … Continue reading Today or Tomorrow: Maxton Schulte’s Endless Vertigo