"...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..."
"Bashfully bittersweet shoegaze from L.A. 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..."
-Earworm, Much Music
"'In Steps' feels like walking through the park on a sunny day in a sepia world"
-I Guess I'm Floating
"Shoegaze gauziness covering electronica beats--think Air and Fischerspooner with some type of Brit-pop swagger."
"Resting somewhere between a more sentential Radio Dept and a more accessible American Analog set, Mike Lee and his gang of collaborators are out to break a few hearts and...dance? Yes."
-Confessions of a Would-Be Hipster
"one to watch"
"The indie-tronica sound gets me every time...Tough luck trying to talk to me while Letting Up comes up on the speakers; I’ll be in a different world."
"The album's fuzzy synth-pop..is an homage to the shoegazey side of Sarah Records..twee-poppers such as the Radio Dept. and..the Morr Music family.."
"Letting Up Despite Great Faults is the warm little center of the universe. And you are close to the heart of it."