Akron, United States
Dubbed the "Hardest Working Man In Akron Show Business" American singer, multi-instrumentalist, producer and sound engineer, Jeff Klemm is based out of Northeast Ohio best known for his work as MAID MYRIAD's frontman and guitarist in the now defunct VIA LOTUS. He has performed his music all over the country many times over embarking on several national full band and solo acoustic tours. His accomplished work as a sound engineer has been showcased prominently in national venues and mainstream radio stations.
Maid Myriad, Boasting a beautiful but potent style of post-progressive/alternative/pop they like to refer to as kaleidoscope rock, blends dynamically versatile songs, angst-fueled progressive riffs, delicate pin drop moments, and intense start/stop dynamics.
The other side to his creative cerebral coin, KLEMM'S "crooning acrobatic vocals and spiderweb fingerpicking acoustic guitar" has earned his solo sets such praise as "Sounds like if Jeff Buckley and Nick Drake went out on a full moon heartbreak bar crawl."
KLEMM also brings his soaring vocals to a new level with his fresh solo project JEFF KLEMM & THE LETTERS. Combining infectious hooks, a keen pop sensibility, and an obtusely introspective way of speaking through lyrics, THE LETTERS are excited to showcase a batch of brand new songs feverishly written during the cruel OHIO winter. JEFF KLEMM'S perspective on love, addiction and traveling the country will break your heart and burrow its way into your head like a lovable fever cold.
KLEMM is recording his first solo record set to be released in Fall 2015.
MAID MYRIAD will continue touring in support of their debut full length album "With Haste On Its Breath" throughout 2015 and beyond.
*Praise for Maid Myriad and Jeff Klemm:
"Jeff Klemm may be the Hardest Working Man In Akron Show Business or so it seems with his touring with Maid Myriad, recording, running sound and the 15 other bands he's in." - Devil Strip Magazine
"Jeff Klemm has to be one of the best singers within this style. He was definitely very spot on live." - No Clean Singing
"The track’s dream-like verses, driving riffs that close out the track and Jeff Klemm’s near angelic vocals are sure to be stuck in your head all day. In fact, we guarantee that." - American Aftermath
"With Haste On Its Breath" is massive, melodic, introspective, and tortured, like a wonderful dream that quickly metamorphasizes into the kind of nightmare that continues to rattle and haunt you even after you awaken, stuck to your psyche like gum to the bottom of a shoe." -Metal Sucks
"Maid Myriad, which calls its music “kaleidoscope rock” thankfully digs deeper and further back into the ’90s recalling the intricate, herky-jerky dynamics and start-stop riffs of bands such as Sunny Day Real Estate and At the Drive-In and heavier contemporary proggy bands such as Tool and The Mars Volta, minus the 10-minute songs." - Akron Beacon Journal
"Slowly uncoiling, building from a gentle, theatrical intro into an explosive modern rock masterpiece by the end, “Be Careful What You Wish For” is just an example of MAID MYRIAD’s awesome dexterity displayed on the moving twelve-song With Haste On Its Breath. The trio fuses an endless array of genres into a unique, hook-strewn rock amalgam of their own, and on the album, creates an hour-long opus that is as beautiful as it is contagious." - Earsplit Compound
“With Haste On Its Breath twirls through progressive rock and post-hardcore with a refreshing sense of otherness. There are obvious influences at play – the darker, quieter corners of Deftones’ work, Cave In’s later, more melodic days, a smattering of Tool’s art-metal rhythms, a touch of Mars Volta when frontman Jeff Klemm lets rip with the falsetto, and the grit and raw emotion of mid-90s post-hardcore personified by the likes of Jawbox and Sunny Day Real Estate. But in pooling all of these influences together, [MAID MYRIAD] created an album that exists purely in its own little world, and quite lovely it is, too.” – Team Rock
“With Haste on its Breath is a wondrous collection of songs [that] are beautiful, yet sorrowful; tinged with a harder edge, but very delicate and harmonious.” – Prog Archives
Comments by Jeff Klemm
Cool track man!!
this is really pretty. great song.
@pach-atomz: thanks for the kind words.
STOKED to listen
Cool beat and flow... dig the vocal samples you used.
lol you'll see.
low end guitars fixed