Letting Up Despite Great Faults – Gemini | New-Order
Following brief stints in their discography since their famously acclaimed 2012 album Untogether and their 2014 album Neon, the four-man act Letting Up Despite Great Faults make their bombastic return to the music scene, following up their hiatus with their 2021 full-length project Movement.
Notwithstanding their latest release, the group have far from hung up their boots and are already instruments-out for their upcoming album, a snippet of which the band provides in their latest release Gemini. For long, Letting Up is described as an indie-pop group, similarities of which are visible but their latest track disqualifies this overarching label.
Characteristically, Gemini offers a sense of Deftones-style guitar tones that offer a near alternative rock or a near alternative-pop vibe, but particularly a very telling Shoegazey experimental rock motive; especially with the pulsating overdriven percussive elements.
The female vocal performance separates Letting Up from other groups operating in the genre, especially with the sense of ominous finality that it brings to the track, demanding more than just cursory listening. The track appears like lone comfort emanating from visible chaos, that offers the listener definitions of meaning and incoming clarity. Gemini by Letting Up Despite Great Faults is a great pick to welcome the group’s upcoming project, and it is incredibly interesting to see where the band decides to go from here with their sound.