February 2015 National Music Reviews

Review: Matthew Squires and the Learning Disorders – Where The Music Goes To Die

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Matthew Squires and the Learning Disorders
Where The Music Goes To Die
Self-Released
Street: 12.02.14
Matthew Squires and the Learning Disorders = Okkervil River + The Morning Benders

By the end of this album, it’s hard not to have a crush on Squires. In “Echo,” he says,”I am a vessel of your truth/I am a memory of you,” followed by, “You are greater than any trophy I could fit on my shelf,” in “Trophy Song.” His vocals are those of a storyteller, with an endearing sense of imperfection. Steady bass lines and slightly twangy guitar add to the visceral feel of Where The Music Goes To Die—it’s somewhere in between Americana and acoustic. Squires has created music that feels as though he’s reading his journal out loud to you. –Kia McGinnis 

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