Letting Up Despite Great Faults :: "Sophia In Gold"

The latest from Letting Up Despite Great Faults, "Sophia In Gold" is the second track off the coming Paper Crush EP. A buzzy, slow-drive electro-pop cut, the song showcases upfront synths and warm guitars over the top of buried, whispering vocals. This is the kind of summery music that invented the term "summery music", or the kind of music that Ben Gibbard and Jimmy Tamborello ordained when they starting shipping DAT to one another in 2002. With heartsick lyrics like, "But I can't say your lines", and here the assumptive metaphor is that we're all actors and this all has the distinctive scent of cruel fiction, Letting Up seizes the emotional conch that typifies the best bedroom and laptop pop. Of course, like the best bedroom pop, "Sophia In Gold" is available for free download and Paper Crush drops officially on August 2.

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