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Shoegaze outfit Letting Up Despite Great Faults share upbeat, shimmery new single ‘Corners Pressed’

Shoegaze outfit Letting Up Despite Great Faults have shared their new single, “Corners Pressed.”

The new single comes from the band’s forthcoming album, IV, which is set for release in 2022. The album marks the band’s first new music after an 8-year-long hiatus. “Corners Pressed” follows the release of its first single, “Gemini.”

“Corners Pressed” is a more upbeat, pop-influenced track compared to Letting Up Despite Great Faults’ usual heavy sound. Lyrically, frontman Mike Leedelivers lines like, “The entire crescendo, it’s all in my head/ Now I’m dressed in all black/ Sometimes I mouth the words, I’m falling behind.”

Listen to “Corners Pressed” below.

Letting Up Despite Great faults is made up of Lee, bassist Kent Zambrana, vocalist and guitarist Annah Fisette, and drummer Daniel Schmidt.

Thematically, Letting Up Despite Great Faults sing of growth, loss, and regret on IV. It boasts the band’s quintessential dreamy, fuzzed out sound.

Slowdive’s Simon Scott mastered the forthcoming album. Despite their shoegaze influences, the band explore new sounds on the album. Throughout all of the tracks, they weave in and out of genres with ease. Ultimately, this record is their most mature, sonically diverse collection yet.

The last Letting Up Despite Great Faults album was their 10-track 2012 album, Untogether. Revisit that record here.

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