The Shoreline – Fake It Til’ You Make It
By Xander Rich
There are bands that fit in a genre well but don’t really stand out very much. It has nothing to do with a lack of talent; they just don’t bring anything too special to the table. The Shoreline is NOT one of those bands. “Fake It Til’ You Make It”, a 6-song release from this pop-rock collaboration is the complete package, hands-down.
Excellently produced by Blake Johnson of Clark Street Studios, this album covers life, love and breaking free of that which holds you down in the world, and does so in a VERY powerful and entertaining way. “Lose It All” sets the tone at the top of the order with a driving, single-picking riff that really adds a cool atmosphere to the song. They throw in a cover of Black-Eyed Peas’ “I Got a Feelin” and do it very well. “Just Go Ahead” was my personal favorite on the effort, an in-your-face exit song to any ex-girlfriend or boyfriend.
This genre usually touches on relationships a lot, something that literally everyone can relate to. The Shoreline is no exception, and they do it in a very honest and experienced way. But there’s a lot more to say by these guys, and they’re definitely worth listening to. Best band I’ve reviewed in this genre, by far. They’re currently booking a nation-wide tour, so catch them when they come around!