The Faint of Heart
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"Short Reviews Compiled"

“A delightfully sardonic album. Certainly the type of music that could be appreciated by everyone from eclectic indie-rockers to a more mainstream, commercial audience.”
Shut Eye Records

“Belle & Sebastian doing shots of battery acid…an infectious, faux-forlorn romp that conjures tears of laughter, not sadness. Faint of heart shows are among the most entertaining in town.”
Cleveland Scene Magazine

“Insufferably twee lounge smaltz aiming for whacks upside its precious little head.”
The Village Voice

“The Faint of Heart have a fresh and novel sound blending 50’s doo-wop with modern with modern wit and sarcasm. With warm summery melodies and layered female harmonies the band reminds me of “Call & Response” and “The Owls.”

“Faint of Heart is a debauched doo-wop group that's equal parts cotton candy and cyanide.
Faint's blend of pretty three-part harmonies and lovelorn lyrics from the sentimental
smartass Cleft comes across something like Nick Cave backed by the Supremes.”
Rookie Roundup

“The Faint of Heart are Simply Wonderfully Uncategorical. More Indie Alternative Doo-Wop. The Lyrics are All Now but the Melodies are Pure 50s Pop. Oh what we could do with this Stuff in a Great Soundtrack.”
Radio Mike

“As far as goofs go, this is a pretty good one. Singer Cleft S. imagines himself as the teen idol from hell. Think Billy Bragg with a touch of Morrissey's fatalism or Jonathan Richman singing doo-wop.”
-Cleveland Free Times
- Local and National Press


The singles "Cry About It" and "One and the Same" from the 2004 debut album "Kiss and Make-up" are played on college radio and internet stations across the country and around the globe.

Online Distribution through CD Baby.

Also availabe:
Up Again at 4am (FOH Acoustic)
Future Musical Adventures (FOH Spoken Word)

Strangelove Vol 1&2
Aniti-Up Vol 3
Furnace St. "People" (Remix)


Feeling a bit camera shy


Faint of Heart took their love for 50's Doo-Wop, along with their spite for the world, and thus was born INDIE POP DOO-WOP.

The group sounds like The Violent Femmes with a demented Jonathan Richman singing in the style of Pulp backed by Doo-Wop styled female harmonies.

Faint of Heart have opened for: PJ Harvey, Adam Green, ENON, The Scissor Sissters, New Planet Trampoline, Brandston in New York, Ohio, and PA venues.

Live shows are crazy caberet styled act. Lots of interaction with audience. Groups performs in front of a fiber optic backdrop and plays a Vegas styled game show called "Wheel of Heartache" when time permits.

Self released debut album Feb 2004. Hosted an Anti-Valentines Day Rally / Show. Was featured on the cover of Cleveland Scene Magazine Feb 2004 and voted one of the top up and comming bands by Rookie Roundup. Featured in Pabst Blue Ribbon Local Spotlight and promoted through House of Blues Entertainment.