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17 February 2010

SXSW 2010 Preview - Interview with A Shoreline Dream



Website:
www.myspace.com/ashorelinedream

Hometown:
Denver, Colorado

SXSW Show Times:
March 17th – To Be Announced
March 19th – Mile High Fidelity – SXSW Day Show

What do like most about playing at SXSW?
Love Austin and the people out there. One of our favorite places to visit. Had a few personal top performances while out there with Ulrich Schnauss so it'll be a dream to hopefully add another to the list! It'll also be amazing to play one of the funnest festivals in existence for our first time. A big stepping stone to climb up for us!

Are you out promoting anything?
We're promoting a new single and EP which we plan to finish up for summer. We also just released a video for "Manhattan Beach" which we're super proud of and are putting the finishing touches on a single we'll be taking with us down to the festival. We have another festival we'll be playing on our way down to SXSW in Denton called nx35. Should be a great show. Playing alongside The Black Angels, The Flaming Lips, Health, and Midlake among many others, and with company like that who could complain?

Are there any bands or musicians that you are looking forward to checking out?
Darker My Love, Autolux, Minipop, The Besnard Lakes, Death, I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness, Sleepy Sun and Yppah are all for sure on my do not miss list.

What are the challenges in playing at SXSW?
I think the biggest challenge is traversing through the city for showtime and getting the gear into the venue without being trampled from the thousands of people every which way. Also, another big challenge would be not running someone over who's drunk and stumbling around in the street. Don't want to run over that "big break", ya know? ;) 

Do you have any survival tips?
Bring lots of socks, book a decent room, don't try to get signed and bug the fuck out of industry people, and rock.

Are you more "stick around, check out music and enjoy the scene" or "play as many shows as possible then get out"?
I love the whole event. We don't plan to dine-n-dash. Never know what's gonna happen while we're down there and I for one don't want to miss any of the insanity.

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