Odd and enchanting, Matthew Squires and the Learning Disorders‘ “The Giving” is like a light to your butterfly. You can’t help the attraction. Sad horns, street noises, false starts and quietly murmured lyrics prove to be unusually hypnotic. The track will likely appeal to fans of Modest Mouse, and it’s one that is sort of a one-off for Squires as he does not plan to release it on an upcoming LP. He intimates, “I might end up putting this song with a few of the others that won’t fit onto an album into a lo-fi EP, but it depends on how much time I have to do that.” We hope you have time, Matthew, because this track is great.
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