Shaw and The Future Self Envy
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Shaw and The Future Self Envy


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“The beauty of this one man electronic project from San Francisco, California is in his painstaking attention to detail…imaginative lyrics that pull you into a whimsical world within yourself. His genuine, personal writing style is distinguishable above his musical influences.” - URB Magazine

“Creative DIY art-pop and a beautifully unexpected gem… Shaw is a distinct talent and someone to watch this year.” - What To Wear During An Orange Alert? Music Blog

“Shaw pulls off what many others have tried so well… The songs are full of layered synths, huge drum machines, interesting rhythms and powerful melodies. Shaw's lyrics are insightful and poetic, giving imagery and metaphors worth cringing, smiling, crying and/or laughing over. Even the album artwork is put-it-up-in-your-room-poster-worthy.” - WLUR-FM Radio Music Blog

“Pretending We’re Not Animals…lyrically traverses the world through the eyes of various creatures, only to unearth a bit about our nature as beat-making beasts.” - The FMLY

"Shaw is a down to earth, talented musician putting out some authentic, lo-fi, ambient electronic tracks... If you're into any sort of ambient, electronic artists than you're more than likely to enjoy Shaw's sound. Cleverly written lyrics, catchy melodies and simple, well crafted electronic synths and beats are all embodied within Shaw's new EP Pretending We're Not Animals." - Praise For Wallflower

"[Pretending We're Not Animals] is very tranquil, trippy and flat out amazing. It’s gonna be compared to Animal Collective. Production value is dope. It wouldn’t surprise me to hear a couple of these tracks in a future Spike Jonze flick." - Been Dreamin' Since 1987


Pretending We're Not Animals EP (Swordfish Records)
Are We In Love? EP (Swordfish Records)
Winters At the Beach (Upcoming EP, Label TBD)



Shaw is the quintessential self-produced art pop musician, a do-it-yourself soundchemist and textural artist. After producing a string of bands in his basement, Shaw set about conceiving an album of his own. He locked the doors, shut the blinds and didn't leave his lo-fi laboratory until a perfect brainchild lay whole and conscious before him, with wolf-white teeth and a heart machine pumping blood in rhythmic dances. Pretending We're Not Animals, a coy nod to modern man's schizophrenic self-image, was born.