Released in August 2008 independently, the album features the tracks “Give it up to us,” and the all too catchy ballad “Listen.” There are bright and catchy melodies abound, but songs like “Wave and Sea” and “Can you feel?” also feature razor-sharp rhythms and ultra-clean transitions. The production is crystal clear, which accentuates the band’s simple writing style and memorable lyrics. These guys appear to be able to write ready-made singles at the drop of a pin, as evidenced by “Caroline.” In fact, there is a rather shocking maturity to their material that contradicts the band members’ ages (all in their 20s). While they sometimes veer into cringe-worthy power-ballad territory, overall The Shoreline gives people what they want with ‘Out of Nowhere.’
Lead singer Jose Solorzano has big-time vocal depth and genuine charisma, and while his singing can sound a little over the top at some points, he delivers with such conviction that it’s easy to forgive. The Shoreline boasts the appeal of a pop rock blast developed out of savvy songwriting and musicianship, they play with a sincerity that will melt the heart of almost any listener. With their well-crafted anthems sounding more along the lines of Paramore at their roughest or a polished Jimmy Eat World, The Shoreline exemplifies all that is modern radio rock.
Edited by designbyfrancis on 30 Aug 2009, 20:23
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