Words: ROBIN MUMFORD
Letting Up Despite Great Faults are an established band who have been together for a remarkably long time now. Perhaps longer than they are willing to admit themselves. So, when the release of ‘Corners Pressed’ first reached our head tops, it was unsurprising to hear such a meticulous and mature sound straight from the offset.
Dreampop sprinkled with a flavouring of electronic shoegaze, ‘Corners Pressed’ is an extraordinary release that shows off the best of Letting Up’s abilities, infusing their experience with new sounds that they were yet to discover, despite seemingly having the knowhow of everything within the music industry.
As the band laments: “‘Corners Pressed’ is how you remember your past. The same events have a way to play differently in the way different people remember them. And sometimes, our memories have a way to carry themselves heavier than they really should be. Reality becomes skewed into how we remember it, and our memories become our guide, whether they were real or not.”
There is an essence of fleeting dreams and whispering reminiscence upon every leap and bound in the release, giving it a unique taste, and experimenting to what lengths the Los Angeles band could explore.
With a new full length filled with deeper stories and dreamier soundscapes, they hope to show fans, old and new, their little corner of the dream-pop world.