Letting Up Despite Great Faults first made a name for itself with 2009’s acclaimed self-titled album. Following positive reactions from several different well-known outlets, the band continued to hone their skill and sound. Frontman Mike Lee made the trek from his L.A. home to resettle in Texas, alongside fellow bandmate and bassist Kent Zambrana.
The foursome—made up of Lee, Zambrana, Annah Fisette and Daniel Schmidt—pulls influence from a variety of names; Yo La Tengo gives way to Explosions in the Sky before branching out to She & Him and Daft Punk. With a sound that combines pop, electronica and lo-fi, Letting Up Despite Great Faults has a sleepy-yet-sweet nature to its music. The new track “sums up the sentiment of the whole release,” says Lee. “Untogether makes a very specific time I my life where things began falling apart. Writing it was my first step to recover from bad wounds I was never comfortable discussing with anybody.”
Untogether is the follow-up to last year’s EP, Crush. The self-released LP isn’t out until Oct. 9, but you can listen to their first single, “Visions,” below.