Safer By The Shore is Brien Sweet's outlet for original crafted songs. The music is most characterized by the honest vulnerable emotion put into catchy melodic songs. Brien is influenced by many directions in music, but always finds his way back to 90's alternative rock and 80's new wave. In 2007 he released his debut album consisting of mostly stripped down acoustic songs, entitled Everyone We Know, Are They Listening Now?. Soon after the band "Safer By The Shore" was formed playing many of the acoustic songs as full out high energy rock tunes. After a few fizzled out live band line up changes, the music became a more electronic oriented studio project.