Wednesday, September 16, 2009

letting up despite great faults by letting up despite great faults

I've compared Letting Up Despite Great Faults to the Postal Service several times. All the touchstones are there: thoughtful electronic-based melodies, whispered vocals, modern romanticism. Although, as of late, I've been somewhat worried they were like the Postal Service in another way--After 2006's genteel EP Movement, word on a full-length hasn't been forthcoming. Were they too, ready to slink off into the perfect, electro-indie sunset, only to emerge in the legends of hipsters and would-be hipsters alike?

No!

The release date is still billed as "October 2009" but I'm happy to report first hand (and ear) knowledge that their self-titled debut full-length follow up exists. And boy was it worth the wait. Resting somewhere between a more sentential Radio Dept and a more accessible American Analog set, Mike Lee and his gang of collaborators (including engineer Jeff Lipton--who has worked with the likes of Andrew Bird and Spoon) are out to break a few hearts and...dance? Yes. It's true entering the mix since Movement is a bit of a unexpected groove. Songs line "Folding Under Stories Told" even feature levity-filled (slow) party-ready beats.

...not that they didn't already have us smiling.

mp3: "Folding Under Stories Told" by Letting Up Despite Great Faults
mp3: "In Steps" by Letting Up Despite Great Faults
mp3: "I Hear You Drowning but I'm Tied" by Letting Up Despite Great Faults (from Movement)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

yay!

Anonymous said...

That's so awesome. Can't wait to hear it.
-Mark (www.theenrighthouse.com)

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