It’s been a steadily awesome musical evolution for Letting Up Despite Great Faults, since their 2006 debut EP Movement. By the release of their 2009 self-titled full-length, around the time they relocated from Los Angeles to Austin, fans and critics alike were hooked on the quartet’s shimmering shoegaze/dance pop sound. They refined it even more with Untogether (2012) and now their latest release, Neon. It’s another instantly infectious collection of beat-driven tracks, exploring slightly brighter synth-heavy melodies entwined with front man Mike Lee’s soft-touch vocals. It’s another winner.
Letting Up is having an album release show tonight at Holy Mountain, 617 E. 7th St., with an absolutely stellar line-up, beginning with pop rock quartet Löwin, followed by cosmic disco four-piece Whiite Walls, and psych/dream pop glitch renegade Shmu, joined by very special guest Geoff Earle (The Big Fist). A night for you and your dancing shoes. Get there around 9 p.m. because you need to see all of these local bands. So recommended for an outstanding Saturday night.
– Photography by Alice Rabbit.