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Mild Peril

Mild Peril

The Spend is as much about interesting and multi-layered folk music as it is about Matt Shaw’s desire for complete control. On his debut as The Spend, Mild Peril (Basic Satan), Shaw control’s the music, runs the label, and even does the cover art. The album and title track open with the line “The band is done. The girlfriend’s gone.”, and that is exactly where Shaw began with this project, broken up on several levels. The resulting full-length album is beautifully complex document of Shaw’s journey to independence and the understanding of who he is as a musician.

The Spend will be performing at Songwriter’s Night at Phyllis’ Musical Inn (1800 w Division) on April 28th with Gia Margaret and others.

Published: April 21, 2010 |

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