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Letting Up Despite Great Faults

November 9, 2009 2 comments

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This is worth checking out. Here are some things people said about Letting Up:

“…an unexpected pleasure…Layering lush synth and a shimmering New Order guitar tone, ‘Steps’ prettily evokes the tipping point from full bloom to slow decay, as the warm summer days give way to a wet, windy fall..”
-Pitchfork.com

“Bashfully bittersweet shoegaze from Los Angeles that wear their hearts on every inch of their body…the sort of dreamy indie pop that boys want to make and girls want to fall in love with with synths that ooze romance, guitar lines straight out of New Order’s Power, Corruption & Lies and vocals that provide as much warmth as a bearskin rug by an open fire.”
-Earworm, MuchMusic.com

“The music is moody, dreamy and focuses on the space between blasts of synths and scratchy guitar chords. When that space disappears the music erupts (softly) and reminds me that there really are a lot of great local bands out there, just got to be patient.”
-Surfing On Steam

“Shoegaze gauziness covering electronica beats–think Air and Fischerspooner with some type of Brit-pop swagger.”
-DeckFight

“so good”
-kid_for_today

“Resting somewhere between a more sentential Radio Dept and a more accessible American Analog set, Mike Lee and his gang of collaborators are out to break a few hearts and…dance? Yes.”
-Confessions of a Would-Be Hipster

“one to watch”
-Scottish Friction

“The indie-tronica sound gets me every time as my imagination soars. Tough luck trying to talk to me while Letting Up comes up on the speakers; I’ll be in a different world.”
-Knox Road

“The album’s fuzzy synth-pop, full of beeps and whirrs and almost treacly melodies, is an homage to the shoegazey side of the Sarah Records catalogue, twee-poppers such as the Radio Dept. and artists in the Morr Music family, such as Lali Puna and the Notwist.”
-BuzzBands.la

“simply gorgeous”
-BandsOfTheBay.com

“Letting Up Despite Great Faults is the warm little center of the universe. And you are close to the heart of it.”
-32ft/second

“‘In Steps’ feels like walking through the park on a sunny day in a sepia world”
-I Guess I’m Floating

Letting Up Despite Great Faults – In Steps

Letting Up Despite Great Faults – Folding Under Stories Told

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