Watch the new video from Mike Lee's dreampop outfit, taken from their new Alexander Devotion EP
Welcome back to one of the finest cult acts that the dreampop sound has offered up in the last decade. Named in reference to a song by New York shoegaze veterans Blonde Redhead, Letting Up Despite Great Faults first formed in Los Angeles in 2006, coalescing around the songwriting talents of frontman Mike Lee, before eventually relocating to Austin, Texas.
Along the way they've released a series of albums that have worn their way into the hearts of the blogosphere and beyond, with new EP Alexander Devotion maintaining their uncanny knack for a pure shot of woozy summer heat delivered in the form of effortless, instantly catchy guitar pop. There are hints of New Order, Slowdive and The Pains of Being Pure at Heart in among their sweet hooks, as perfectly and irresistably captured on new cut Pageantry – watch the video in the player above.
"Katherine [Larson, director] and I tried to make something that was a clear view into genuine relationships," explains Lee of the video. "Love, friendships... Sometimes it can feel very one-sided but we know in the end our efforts will always be rewarded back with love... or at the very least a food fight."
Alexander Devotion EP is out now via Heist or Hit Records