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The Littlest Monster Slayer Stars in 'Sophia in Gold'

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Psychedelic electro-pop band Letting Up Despite Great Faults conquer childhood fears in their new video "Sophia in Gold," the latest single from their critically-acclaimed EP Paper Crush. The video depicts an adorable little girl who not only combats the bug-eyed beast under her bed, but takes tiny sword in hand to do battle against all the monsters in the world. We've got the clip on the flip, so be sure to check it out!

Founded by Mike Lee as an "electro-based sonic diary," the LA-based quintet (which also includes Kent Zambrana, Chris Gregory, Matt Salas and Caitlin Dwyer) takes an intimate but otherworldly approach to its subject matter, and tracks from their first EP Movement were featured on NPR and One Tree Hill. Paper Crush is an interim release between the LA-based group's self-titled 2009 debut album and their next full-length release, which is scheduled to drop sometime next year.

The video, directed by Douglas Burgdorff, is a great example of how the band can combine surreal and dark fantasy with a sense of innocence and wonder. Press play below and watch little Sophia slay the world's ugliest muppet...

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