Rainbows in the Dark: Smiling — “Devour”

There are some people who are described as having “music in their blood,” being “born to play.”  Nobody lives that aphorism better than San Diego by way of San Francisco by way of Denver’s Annie Shaw, the leader and mastermind of the psychedelic pop outfit Smiling.  Shaw began playing piano at the age of three and guitar at the age of ten and started her first band (of many, more on that later) when she was only in second grade.  It’s all been uphill from there, and while Devour is nowhere near her first release, it does a great job of showcasing a different side of her talents.

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