Mike Lee’s Letting Up Despite Great Faults has slowly been climbing the ranks of the dance-pop electro scene thanks to their infectious melodies and nostalgic sentiments. Paste has an exclusive stream of their second LP, Untogether, an album full of dreamy tones and heartfelt lyrics.
Untogether hits stores Tuesday, Oct. 9. Check out our stream below.
Via Paste Magazine
Lee recalls Untogether being reflective of a time of vanished relationships, not necessarily of the romantic variety.
The album possesses an overarching theme of loneliness that sparked Lee’s decision to move to Austin following its completion. Upon arrival, Lee and bassist Kent Zambrana happened upon keyboardist Annah Fisette and drummer Daniel Schmidt, who now compose the quartet that is Letting Up today.
Letting Up Despite Great Faults is the indie electro-based sonic diary of founding member Mike Lee. Their 2009 self-titled debut LP was met with unanimous critical acclaim, garnering rave reviews from the likes of Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, and countless music blogs. Since then, they've refined and expanded their sound, bridging the gap between lo-fi, shoegaze and indiepop. As they continue their evolution, Aquarium Drunkard declares "if there was ever a band to spearhead the recent renaissance of dream-pop fever then this is the act to get invested in."
Letting Up Despite Great Faults is an Indiepop/Electro/Shoegaze music act founded by Los Angeles native Mike Lee, who currently resides with the rest of the band in Austin, TX. Pitchfork has dubbed them "shoegaze-y indie pop." Rolling Stone and Canada's Exclaim! have compared them to The Postal Service, while the consensus in the blogosphere has been more M83 and The Radio Dept. The name stems from Blonde Redhead's song "Loved Despite of Great Faults." Their first release was in 2006 called Movement, which featured a track, "Disasters Are Okay," on the television show One Tree Hill. All songs are written and produced by Lee. Annah Fisette plays keys and sings, Daniel Schmidt plays drums, and Kent Zambrana plays bass and keys.
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