Coastline Apparition

Coastline Apparition

 Los Angeles, California, USA
BandRockAlternative

Coastline Apparition: rock 'n' roll attitude, punk energy, and a hint of folk. This is what happens when Cage the Elephant fights The White Stripes over who gets to date The Foo Fighters...Los Angeles rock at it's finest.

Biography

Emerging from the crevices of East Los Angeles in early 2009, Coastline Apparition has been crafting their own brand of alternative rock ever since, taking the best that punk, folk, and old school rock 'n' roll have to offer and making it their own.  

Through a mix of relentless gigging and stubborn determination, the quartet elbowed it's way onto the LA music scene proper in late 2012 with the release of their debut LP, "New Beginnings, Old Habits", eventually sharing the stage with Unwritten Law, Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas, and founding members of Social Distortion.  In 2013 the band released their "Scope Creep" EP further defining their presence and sound, followed up by their 2015 EP, "Calling Bluffs".

Coastline Apparition continues to perform throughout Los Angeles as they record their second full length album, from well known hot-spots such as the Hollywood House of Blues, to intimate bars with thriving music scenes like Spike's Bar & Billiards in Rosemead.

Coastline Apparition has recently appeared on:

  • 106.7 KROQ Locals Only (voted into the top 5 four weeks in a row, eventually being voted into #1 spot)
  • DJ Rossstar's LIVE! webTV Show
  • Arenas Promotion E-Magazine Interview
  • PCC Spazmaster's Domain Radio Show (Interview, Live performance, Debut single, "Mother Aren't You Proud")
  • 88.9 Lancer Radio (Interview, Acoustic performance)
  • "Talent Showcase" Android phone App ("Shackles" single featured in the app)
  • 92.5 KYHY The Why ("Shackles" single / "Deadpan" in rotation)
  • 92.5 "Marijuana Music" (Interview, Acoustic performance)
  • LA Punk Noir Radio ("Shackles" single and "Nina" in rotation)
  • CXBL Paintball Battle Episode ("Shackles" featured in episode). Youtube Video can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vk8FF35XE9Q
  • Outside The Dial Radio ("Shackles" single featured)

Lyrics

Shackles

Written By: Coastline Apparition

Curtains sliding elegantly
Ripple like the sea
Consume what hides beneath
Remember when the candle shown bright
We laughed with confident might
We'd be entertained for the night

"Respect me
It'll get you further than this
And I promise you, son
I know the answer to bliss"

Instincts are only right when they're wrong
We couldn't help but just long
For satisfaction in grief

Shackles, Shackles
Get me out of these
Shackles, Shackles
Get me out of these shackles

Constant reminders of what could be
By an elder visionary
Are flashing right by your eyes
It's late
It seems we've run out of time
We've all become so confined
Can't break away from this bind

Shackles, Shackles
Get me out of these
Shackles, Shackles
Get me out of these shackles

Mother, Aren't You Proud

Written By: Coastline Apparition

To my right a got a friend that's staring at my wallet
To left I got a girl that's quite a cheating starlet
And in front I feel a wind that's tracing past my eyes
If I have 20 / 20 vision then I'll salute and qualify

From behind, enemies sing, my ears are ringing from their talking
And above me all I see, godless skies the clouds are falling
And I keep growing older as my soul keeps sinking lower
All the answers that I seek are provided by the weak

Tell me mother, aren't you proud, aren't you proud?
So tell me mother, aren't you proud
I have stayed so young, young and loud, young and loud
I have stayed so young, young and loud

So I'm strolling past the shade, the sunlight keeps revolving
Every single passing day, I see conflicts evolving
Yeah, there seems to be a greed that's seeping from our skins
No one wants to hear the truth 'cause the truth is such a sin

The acquaintances around me seem to have their own agenda
They're no longer talking loudly, now they're plotting more than ever
If I dare to write this down,
If I dare to speak out loud, cover your ears if you're too proud

Tell me mother, aren't you proud, aren't you proud?
So tell me mother, aren't you proud
I have stayed so young, young and loud, young and loud
I have stayed so young, young and loud

(my true beliefs have reached a feat, I never wished for you to see)
(my true beliefs have reached a feat, I never wished for you to see)

Tell me mother, aren't you proud, aren't you proud?
So tell me mother, aren't you proud
I have stayed so young, young and loud, young and loud
I have stayed so young, young and loud

New Beginnings

Written By: Coastline Apparition

Trapped in a thought,
I got these holes in the walls
I'm starting to see a pattern, of dropping the ball
Cold are the coughs of the counterfeit nights
That bleed from my ears, I can't stop playing this reel

In the past two years I have sewn...
Like never before,
My body frost, light, and ozone
I'm climbing on top to get down...
No you won't find a frown on me,
We're past hell-bound

Life...life is taking a turn
Look past the glass, I'm gonna move this past
Luck...luck is coming my way
Time to bury my name, time to find my new shame
I'm singing...

I wanna shout out
Find my new sound
Scream on a fucking hill until my lungs are out
I wanna feel like I felt when I was only ten
With all the problems I was dealt when I was on the fence

Elementary dance,
No such thing as romance,
Never heard of finance,
Mom just gave me the chance
To have the fix I need and now I'm numbing it
Flooding ice in me, and I just let go, I'm pain free

Life...life is taken a turn
Look past the glass, I'm gonna move this past
Luck...luck is coming my way
Time to bury my name, time to find my new shame
I'm singing...

Life, life, life, life is taken a turn
Look past the glass, I'm gonna move this past
Luck, luck, luck, luck is coming my way
Time to bury my name, time to find my new shame
I'm singing...

Will I live today so I can begin tomorrow
Can I walk the road, the path I have paved
Nights are long, mornings filled with sorrow
If I quit tonight, please tell me I can be saved

Often and un-often I am hopping the fence
And I'm not considering that I am considerate
Pity parties, always sorry, turning new leaves
Every day I play it back, by night I'm framing my name
I'm singing...

Life...life is taken a turn
Look past the glass, I'm gonna move this past
Luck...luck is coming my way
Time to bury my name, time to find my new shame
I'm singing...

Life, life, life, life is taken a turn
Look past the glass, I'm gonna move this past
Luck, luck, luck, luck is coming my way
Time to bury my name, time to find my new shame
I'm singing...

Time to bury my name, time to find my new shame
Time to bury my name, time to find my new shame

Commonwealth

Written By: Coastline Apparition

The smokers and the coasters lining up the bar
I'm deep in thought bringing back the stars
And the bugs
And the trees
And the homesick families

Starving grandmothers on Commonwealth
Witnessing handshakes under hateful blood
For the gold and the shade
Meddling transparencies

I get high
You get hate
Yet we all will die

Now I'm sticking out my neck on your clothesline
Yeah I never really cared for half-delighted smiles
You cut the gold off her wrist at a funeral
Karma's a game

Your mattress covers shame from the holy bible
On Sundays I am wine and you're a wall of fables,
Creed, hypocrisy and your everlasting hate

You've got your god
But I've got the skies
All your saints are dead

You've got your god
But I've got the skies

You've got your back
But I've got my spine

You've got your cold
But I've got my warmth

You've got your laws
You've got your tales

But I'm alive

Flourish and Grow

Written By: Coastline Apparition

Stale steps echoing through the door
Familiar scent of "Honey, I'm bored"
The room drowned with silence
And the ambience of infidelity was choking the air

Oh how the star longs to just get out of this clean
No debauchery or puzzles, just a frostbitten sear
From a mirror that knows nothing of morality
Standing four feet shorter than me

It's disheartening to know that none of all your goals
Will ever flourish and grow like you hoped
And then we started to fold
Are you aware that we are *censored* as a whole
And I tried, tried to make this work
I can't keep changing at every turn
I don't yearn, you get hurt
Yeah, you get hurt

I've been running and avoiding my life
Your love isn't love when you love me all the time
When children turn to bullets, you know someone's gonna die
And baby, I am still on your side

It's time to let me go
It's time to let me be
Don't think about it 'cause it's never gonna happen
Start over again

It's disheartening to know that none of all your goals
Will ever flourish and grow like you hoped
And then we started to fold
Are you aware that we are *censored* as a whole
And I tried, tried to make this work
I can't keep changing at every turn
I don't yearn, you get hurt
Yeah, you get hurt

Discography

Calling Bluffs - E.P. (2015)

  • Self-Recorded, mixed and mastered at Battle Panda Productions
Scope Creep - E.P. (Sep. 2013)
  • Recorded, mixed, and mastered at Battle Panda Productions

New Beginnings, Old Habits - L.P. (Dec. 2012)                                                    
  • Recorded and mixed at Battle Panda Productions
  • Mastered by David Collins (Madonna, Weezer, Soundgarden)

New Beginnings - Single (Dec. 2012)                                                                  
  • Recorded and mixed at Battle Panda Productions

Mother Aren't You Proud - E.P. (Sep. 2012)
  • Recorded, mixed, and mastered at Battle Panda Productions

Mother Aren't You Proud - Single (Aug. 2012)
  • Recorded and mixed at Battle Panda Productions

Set List

Average set length: 35 minutes (original material, 7-9 songs)

Max set length: 100 minutes (original material)

Max acoustic set length: 45 minutes (original material)

20 minutes of cover material

Over 30 original songs