In Case We Lose What We Have

by Letters

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The first Letters album, put out on Yoyo Recordings in 2008.

An introduction, ten acts, and five intermissions preparing for the possible loss of what we have. Guitar, cello, voices, and a ton of little instruments. Indie-chamber-folk, perhaps.

“Their debut…is as simple as it is complex, consisting of a stripped down sound performed with a range of instruments, thoughtful lyrics, songs without names and a string of local talent….there is always something new to discover with each listen.” -I Am The Crime

“Technically talented lo-fi musicians should be and is an oxymoron, but somehow this five piece makes it work, without sounding like they’re trying too hard. This kind of lo-fi, pop-folk is often infected by more than an adequate amount of candy coated cuteness, but Letters manage to gently maneuver around this dull tendency, yet still keeping the sound very upbeat and sunny…a great debut.” -Foxy Digitalis

“Each song is infused with its own character, sometimes beautiful with layers of swirling strings, sometimes a little quirky, sometimes edgy with cello squeaks and squaks or othertimes happy to ride along on bouncing toy piano or fancy acoustic finger picking. ..The skills and talent of these artists make this a shining debut worth getting your hands on.” -Delusions of Adequacy

"arranged as if it is meant to be accompanying a play, or is the play itself, with suites, themes, “acts,” and intermissions. The group uses effects to create a primitive sound – not the imitation scratchy 78 rpm effect that is beginning to wear out its welcome, but an even more archaic, almost pre-industrial sound: direct-to-wax-cylinder? Tin can and twine?...to be appreciated more by the adventurous among us. " -Victory Review

“To sum it up in a short phrase: pure brilliance.” -Fensepost

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released 25 July 2008

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Letters Portland, Oregon

Letters has been making music since 2007. Spanning from soft acoustics to harsh noise, Letters typically combines elements of indie folk, electro, sound collage, and ambient noise to create the variety of sounds that call themselves Letters. It’s a music project, not a band. It’s different all the time. ... more

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