See: Austin ‘gazers Letting Up Despite Great Faults drop the easy glide of ‘Corners Pressed’ – come see the lyric video

Letting Up Despite Great Faults, photographed by Elysia Perkins

HAILING from Austin, that Texas city which is the home of SXSW, shoegaze four-piece Letting Up Despite Great Faults have stretched, arisen and are back in the game with gusto after long years away.

The collective of vocalists and guitarists Mike Lee and Annah Fisette, bassist Kent Zambrana and drummer Daniel Schmidt, whose last album proper was 2014’s Neon, have unveiled a lyric video for the effortless guitar pop glide of “Corners Pressed”; take a dive below.

It’s the second single to drop from next year’s album, IV, and what begins as a whispery, airy breeze of janglepop in the vein of the great Real Estate soon picks up a ‘gazey haze and depth. Effortlessly ace, it follows the blurrier excellence of first single “Gemini”, from September.

Front man Mike Lee says: “‘Corners Pressed’ is about how you remember your past. The same events have a way of playing out differently in the way different people remember them, and sometimes our memories have a way of carrying themselves as heavier than they really should be.

“Reality becomes skewed towards how we remember it, and our memories become our guide, whether they were real or not.”

There’s no release date announced for IV as yet, but shoegaze aficionados be aware – it has the mastering (masterful) imprint of Slowdive’s Simon Scott on it.

The band have also announced a handful of dates for next March, so maybe an educated guess is possible about that album’s timeframe; those dates are at New Colossus, New York, on March 11th and then a hometown gig at next year’s SXSW, which is due to take place from March 17th to 19th. Further American dates will also follow.

Letting Up Despite Great Faults was founded by Mike Lee in Los Angeles, with a first EP emerging in 2006 and picking up praise.

Mike found his first bassist Kent Zambrana via Craigslist that the nascent band upped sticks to Austin, where Daniel and Annah soon arrived to complete the picture.

Letting Up Despite Great Faults “Corners Pressed” is out now via digital streaming platforms.

Connect with Letting Up Despite Great Faults elsewhere online at their website and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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