“Paper Crush” by Letting Up Despite Great Faults
Letting Up Despite Great Faults
[Old Flame Records]
Los Angeles locals, Letting Up Despite Great Faults, who’ve been compared to Postal Service, Pains of Being Pure At Heart, The Radio Dept. and M83 among others, unleash their EP Paper Crush unto our ears and into our consciousness.
The fuzzed out guitar riffs of opening track “Repeating Hearts” and synth/vocal combos remind me a bit of Mates of State and “Teenage Tide” is ethereal, dreamhaze-pop goodness. With each song, singer/songwriter Michael Lee’s tone reminds me of DOM. The addition of backing female vocals adds new layers to Letting Up Despite Great Faults’ overall sound. “It doesn’t seem we have to be, better than the best.” Croons Lee on “Sophia In Gold” which for me, pretty much sums up the band in a nut shell. Being compared to other bands can be both flattering and stifling at the same time. There are plenty of similar acts out there, but you don’t have to be better than the best, you just have to be good. LUDGF are just that and only get better with each record.