Letting Up Despite Great Faults
' principle songwriter Mike Lee is the first to admit that the fuzzy four-piece he helms churns out the kind of warm, nostalgic orbs of woozy rock that serve as personal sonic diary entries. On the band's latest album Untogether
, Lee's lyrical scribbles touch on the strain of lost connections and sadness in realizing it's time to start over. Still, the native Los Angelino rolled with a remake of his life and his music, relocating from his hometown to Austin TX in search of the kind of quartet he always envisioned Letting Up would become. From our latest concert video capture, it's pretty evident he found it. The band fire off songs from Untogether
in enthusiastic fashion (especially Kent, the fellow ripping it on that giant yellow bass), filling The Launch Pad in Brooklyn with powerful songs meant to heal. The band seems happy, Mike seems happy; proof that the power of song can heal any wound and set you off on unexpected new adventures.