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Letting Up Despite Great Faults

Letting Up Despite Great Faults set to release mini-album 'Paper Crush' on Heist or Hit Records in October 24th, first single 'Teenage Tide' out on October 10th

LA shoegazers / indie-pop act, Letting Up Despite Great Faults, are making inroads into the UK and have made their debut UK single, “Teenage Tide” available as a free download.

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Hailing from Los Angeles, California, Letting Up Despite Great Faults is the sonic diary of founding member, Mike Lee.
A blissful mix of lo-fi, shoegaze and indie rock, the Paper Crush mini-album is their first release in the UK. Already with a full length and TV exposure under their belts in the US, their 2009 release was met with unanimous critical acclaim, garnering rave reviews from the likes of Pitchfork, Rolling Stone, Exclaim!, and countless indie music blogs.
Judging by the rapidly growing number of fans being left smitten by Letting Up's brand of "dreamy indie pop that boys want to make and girls want to fall in love with" (, their new 2011 release 'Paper Crush' should make a similar impact.
Highlights include the vibrant single, "Teenage Tide", the softly-softly opener "Repeating Hearts" and bass driven "I Feel You Happen". Creating an effortlessly bewitching sound, layered with melody and feedback, the band's 'Paper Crush' was released on 1st August 2011 in the USA via Old Flame Records and is set to be released in late October in Europe via Heist Or Hit Records.
The band plan to tour the UK in early 2012.

"If there was ever a band to spearhead the recent renaissance of dream-pop fever then this is the act to get invested in."
Aquarium Drunkard

"Unexpected pleasure"

"Lovely L.A. band gets right the balance between tight strumming and swooping electronics, turning out light, charming songs that are long on both melody and heartache."
Rolling Stone

"this is a band that should no longer go ignored."
Consequence of Sound

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