For me, Letting Up Despite Great Faults has always evoked a sense of youthful bliss, carefree and unburdened by the trials of life, and elevated by the prospect of new love. These feelings are, frankly, what could only be described as beautiful. The band has returned with a new video for the song “Teenage Tide” and, like that of “Our Younger Noise”, it has a young playfulness about it. It is very present; in the moment.
“Teenage Tide” is off the band’s recent EP, Paper Crush. Like the band’s self-titled debut, Paper Crush is filled with dreamy vocals and backed by fuzzy guitars and a rhythm-centric bass. In a way it’s reminiscent of The Radio Dept., but that influence has led the band to discover and create their own unique sound.
And that sound is near perfection.