The Giving

by Matthew Squires

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"This I know. That the only way to live is like the rose which lives without a why."
-Meister Eckhart



released August 28, 2015

Matthew Squires did most of it. Ray Flynt generously played drums and 12-string guitar on "Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll". Gianni Sarmiento sang backup (beautfully as usual) on "The Giving". Matt Krolick was kind enough to play trumpet on The Giving too.

Mastered by Douglas Clarke
San Antonio, Texas



"Odd and enchanting, Matthew Squires and the Learning Disorders‘ 'The Giving' is like a light to your butterfly. You can’t help the attraction..."

-The Dadada (Full review here: )


"...Squires channels the spirits of artists like Daniel Johnston and The Mountain Goats, developing a singular lo-fi aesthetic that serves his personal narratives perfectly. And if [The Giving] is any indication, his instincts have served him well..."

-Nooga (Full review here: )


"...[The Giving] deserves praise for its use of sound collage, the intimacy of Squires’ singing and lyrics, and the tinge of pop that seems to poke its head out with each song. It’s a great window into explorative songwriting, and a small stroll down avenues of sound that you maybe never heard before."

-Ovrld (Full review here: )



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