Austin, Texas dreampoppers Letting Up Despite Great Faults released their sophomore LP Untogether earlier this month as the follow up to 2009’s self-titled debut. While I have yet to get my hands on it, the few songs that have been floating around the interwebs are absolutely stellar and worthy of your attention. The group’s sound is reminiscent of personal favorite The Radio Dept., packing the same tranquil vibes that make any day better. “Scratch”, the second track on the new album, features an airy 80’s gloss to it and can be streamed below. If you like what you hear, pick up a digital or physical copy via the group’s BandCamp page.
Written by Greg Dahman
Gal Pals is a lo-fi, female, fuzz pop duo from Austin, TX. The Thought on Tracks crew had the pleasure of catching Gal Pals open for Father John Misty at Chicago’s Schubas Tavern back in July. The duo, comprised of Jillian Talley and Lauren Marie Mikus, brought a heap of sound for a two-piece. Watch a video and name your price for a digital download of their single “For Our Sake” below. To this point, only three tracks are available via Bandcamp. Consider my breath bated.