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."
"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
"..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. While the shoegaze-y indie pop of M83 probably represents the closest contemporary reference point, Letting Up's melodic sensibility is distinguished by careful and decisive plotting-- save for the muted, billowing vocals. Overall, "Steps"' subtle shading suggests maybe there really is no such thing as an endless summer, even in Southern California." -Pitchfork.com