Songs of June, Moon and Gloom (1980-2014)

by Media Line Road

Released 2014
It's the Arts
Released 2014
It's the Arts
Media Line Road's 20-plus year retrospective, beginning with home studio porta-studio recordings right on through to new songs recorded this year. These rare and new tracks do not appear on the artist's four albums.
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You know this road from a lifetime ago. You walked it many times. You remember the faces. You join the ghosts of those who re-trace their steps along with yours. They smiled then and smile now. Your best friends. Your gym teacher. Your brothers...here and gone. Your mom. Your dad. Someone you used to love. And, Kitty. Do you even recognize the child you once were? The best friend? The boyfriend? The father? This …
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Sagittarius Passing Through

by Media Line Road

Released 2009
It's The Arts
Released 2009
It's The Arts
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Pierce the Darkness

by Media Line Road

Released 2000
It's the Arts
Released 2000
It's the Arts
This is guitar-based rock and pop with themes for the life-experienced: it ain't no kid stuff.
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Welcome!

Media Line Road's first CD -- Pierce the Darkness -- sprung from the once-upon-a-time towhead of William Edward Pierce IV, -- the force behind the "band" -- slightly unformed, but committed to zeros and ones through a collaboration of lifelong friends (and family).

The first CD's mission: "To shed some light on the path that leads us home as well as the obstacles we face (or create) along the way".

Pierce had the audacity …
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Under the Sea - William Edward Pierce IV

by Media Line Road

Released 2002
It's the Arts
Released 2002
It's the Arts
Like the first CD, Pierce the Darkness, WE Pierce continues to write about relationship highs and lows, good and bad, self-doubt, self-loathing, self-ishness, and signs of redemption...all to a jangling guitar and a brisk beat. True Americana.
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The second collection from Media Line Road -- WE Pierce's invented amalgamation of personalities, family and friends -- continues to plumb the depths of life experiences, while proving that pretense founded on good form can overcome the natural tendency to drown when you're over your head.

These songs reflect both the hope we long to inhale and the demons we wish to expel...the unfathomly low lows that remain uncharted and the wish-you-were-here unmitigated highs. …
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Naughty Naughty Nice

by Media Line Road

Released 2004
It's the Arts
Released 2004
It's the Arts
It's an eclectic Americana collection, for sure. And, any radio programmer/agent will say, correctly, that there's no particular style.
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Naughty Naughty Nice. Takin' the Way Back machine to 1960 for the cover's Pierce brothers' Christmas morn shot to 1967 for the Decoys' "Battle of the Bands" shot. And, some of these songs mark past years' "wish-you-were-here (instead of me)" memories (although, based on the still-healing scars, not nearly as far back)- "Deceived", "Who the Hell", "Where Do I Begin?".

But then there are the new songs -- reflecting a newfound peace, a new definition of …
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