Friday, May 27, 2011
Letting Up Despite Great Faults
Hailing from Los Angeles, California, Letting Up Despite Great Faults are excited to announce the release of their forthcoming EP Paper Crush, on Old Flame Records out on August 2. Letting Up Despite Great Faults is the sonic diary of founding member, Mike Lee.
Lee's interest in music started at an early age, picking up piano, bass and guitar. After rooming with two DJs in college, Lee started to explore sampling and sequencing beats, taking a cue from DJ Shadow, IDM and dance pioneers like Aphex Twin and Daft Punk.
This of course means that Letting Up Despite Great Faults sounds nothing like any of that. Somewhere between Ride, Slumberland Records, and fields of heather is where you'll find Paper Crush residing. The Anglophilia that Letting Up Despite Great Faults suffers from runs rampant here and you can hear it oozing out of every single riff. This is the sort of record that has summer written all over it and had it come out in 1992 would have been declared single of the year by Melody Maker.
Charmingly brilliant stuff then.
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