Especially in the Lo-Fi and shoegaze genre, bands tend to lose themselves somewhere in the misty cloudiness of their sound, and well, to put it literally, in all the musical fog they unfortunately lose the connection to those who desperately try to grap the sound (us, the listeners).
Happily, this does not happen to Shoreline Is. On the contrary, already their LP’s opener (and former demo) French Leave catches your ears immediately: Sigur Ros-esque ethereal Synthie sounds offer you a cosy start, just to take you off with a forward pressing yet feathery drum rhythm. The journey is completed by one of Shoreline Is’ distinctive features: Fuzzy guitars swirl weightlessly in the background, just to fuse with the drums and the singer’s contemplating voice - shoegaze meets Lo-Fi at its best.
The journey maintains its high standard with Parts per Million which was already published back in December 2011. With New Fields and I’d hear the clouds move the band slows down a bit before we lose our minds between the nimble guitars and drums.
One of the album’s best songs and also the first one I ever heard of Shoreline Is definitely is Living Things: (...) Enough excitement at this point, Feel Some is another great tune which’s atmosphere is a bit more melancholic and unsettled than of those songs before. Nonetheless, it does not derogate the song’s quality at all, on the contrary, it gives the album its emotive depth and variety.
To make it short, with Deal Kindly Shoreline Is released a real pearl of their genre.