Album Review: The Shorelines – Head Arrangements

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

The Shorelines return with another entry in their growing catalog of lo-fi surf-jazz

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

Today or Tomorrow: Maxton Schulte’s Endless Vertigo

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

Talking with The Shorelines about music, Santa Barbara & their debut album

Last month while spending a weekend in Santa Barbara, I had the pleasure of meeting local psychedelic rock band, The Shorelines. Formed by multi-instrumentalists Maxton Schulte and Justin Kass, the band recently released their debut album Somewhere In Time. I caught their gig at Pure Order Brewing Co. while enjoying some good beers and the not so … Continue reading Talking with The Shorelines about music, Santa Barbara & their debut album