Faith Kleppinger
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Faith Kleppinger

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE
Band Alternative Singer/Songwriter


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"Delusions of Adequacy"

“No Galore is easily a huge hit waiting to happen. For a sophomore release, the combined strengths of this album are proof positive that Faith will be making music for many years to come. Hopefully this album will be her sleeper that gets the recognition it deserves.” - None

"CMJ New Music Report"

“For those who have wished for a perfect album to play while lying in a field and gazing up at the stars on a warm summer night, Faith Kleppinger's debut album is a wish come true. This is not folk music; this album rocks. Just in a whisper.” - None

"New Beats"

“Ethereal does not describe enough the sound of this up and comer. Asleep in the Well has that sleepy-eyed indie pop feel in the vein of Mazzy Star and the Paisley Underground sound.” - None

"Geek America"

“Faith Kleppinger presents with an extremely well written indie folk record. She’s got a style all her own which makes comparisons difficult, but a stretch would be a less gloomy Hope Sandoval.” - None

"Lazy I"

“Quiet, sullen, hang-dog ballads, like a recent Simon Joyner or Will Oldham CD sang by a young, sad Ricki Lee Jones or Mary Lorson.” - None

"Impact Press"

“So many girls with guitars follow the stereotype of the acoustic singer/songwriter with trite lyrics, but Kleppinger takes a different road. I would go so far to say she has pretty much mastered this genre, and should come out on top with P.J. Harvey and Mazzy Star.” - None

"Copper Press"

"Faith Kleppinger's music has a way of sneaking up on you. Her songs start out nicely 'in the pocket,' but they unfold into incandescent indie rock treasures... Reflective and even somber songs seem to be a milieu which she inhabits with ease and poise." - None

"Splendid Magazine"

“… a soft, beautiful, mischievously urban record, reeking not of backyards and coffee shops but of mildewed apartments, smoky bars, and a world of concrete and steel… Kleppinger's voice is delightfully mature: sweet, but also rough and exhausted, like a weathered Liz Janes.” - None

"Southeast Performer"

“… a mature and intelligent set of observations -- wry and honest without sinking into whining or self absorption, difficult pitfalls to avoid in the ‘girl and her guitar’ genre.” - None

"Stomp and Stammer"

"'Asleep in the Well' is a bewitching debut that captures the fragile intimacy of Kleppinger's solo performances. It warms you gradually, like a slow autumn sunrise. In contrast, however, her brand new followup, 'No Galore,' slithers under your skin immediately and sets up camp, casting a spell that you're not eager to break. These songs aren't going anywhere but deeper into your soul... The songs on 'No Galore' are little mysteries daring you to unravel them." - None


Asleep in the Well (LP, Two Sheds 2002)
No Galore (LP, Two Sheds 2004)


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Faith Kleppinger is a singer/songwriter who defies the “girl with guitar” stereotype, preferring electric guitar over acoustic; rock clubs over coffeehouses; and most importantly—she never, ever makes lyrics out of her journals from junior high school.

Her debut album, Asleep in the Well (Two Sheds Records, 2002) was recorded in Athens, Georgia with Dave Barbe (of Sugar) and was released to rave reviews and received airplay on some 200 college radio stations nationwide.

Kleppinger’s followup, No Galore (Two Sheds Records, 2004) was recorded in Bloomington, Indiana with local music heroes including Kenny Childers (Velo Deluxe, Mysteries of Life, Gentleman Caller) and Freda Love (Blake Babies, Some Girls) and was released to even better reviews, more radio play, and a six-week tour that she booked herself by finally breaking down and buying a cell phone.

Kleppinger began her musical career in Atlanta-based roots pop band Little Bobby Taylors and has been performing as a solo artist since 1997.

Kleppinger has shared the stage with the likes of Matt Pond PA, The Silos, David Dondero, Alejandro Escovedo, and Apples in Stereo. She also performed at the CMJ Music Marathon in 1999 and 2000 and the SXSW Music Festival in 2006.

She lives in New York City and sometimes plays shows as a duo with Konrad Meissner (The Silos, Girl Friday, Vitamin D, etc.) on drums.