Enduring Indie Pop band, Letting Up Despite Great Faults, led by Los Angeles-native guitarist, producer and composer Mike Lee, along with Annah Fisette (Keys and Vocals), Daniel Schmidt (Drums), and Kent Zambrana (Bass and Keys), has quite an agenda this spring: in March the foursome just celebrated their umpteenth SXSW Festival appearance in their hometown of Austin, TX, later this month a kickoff show in L.A. at The Echo before jetting off on a Japanese tour, and if that wasn’t enough, here is a symbolic video by Lucy Owens for “The Do-Over”, to ignite the just dropped 4-track EP “Crumble.”
An evocative Shoegaze-dusted, Dreamy Jangly Pop song about duality and change, “The Do-Over”, casts distorted layers of discordant buzzing riffing over distant winding sparkling melodies, deep throbbing bass lines, and heavy stomping drum beats, to overwhelm high-angst vocal fear with a leaden dread, whilst lyrics build tension against a traditional wedding ceremony with more casual, less conforming modern ideals.
Vibrant visuals, directed and edited by Lucy Owens, shuffle candid performance shots with evocative hues to sync seamlessly with the combative friction of the soundtrack. Thoughtful color selections, temperamental filters, and unexpected time-lapsed momentums accelerate an eclectic paradigm shift in line with the ambivalent worldview of our present society.
Letting Up Despite Great Faults‘ new 4-track EP “Crumble” is out now in CD /Cassette & Digital Formats. Check out the band’s Website for info/tickets about the incoming Japan Tour and the next shows in Austin at Hotel Vegas (4/14 ) and in L.A. at The Echo (4/18).
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