Press Clippings


Press for Jeff Klemm Solo

Devil Strip Magazine

"Jeff Klemm may be the Hardest Working Man In Akron Show Business or so it seems with his touring with Maid Myriad, recording, his solo project, running sound and the 15 other bands he's in." - Devil Strip Magazine

The Akronist,

"Jeff Klemm turns heartbreak into grand seduction for album release performance. The audience was putty in his hands. - The Akronist

Devil Strip Magazine

If you like Akron music, you know Jeff Klemm’s name, even if you don’t know Jeff Klemm. He’s led Maid Myriad on tour and in the studio. He’s taken on a solo side project with Jeff Klemm & The Letters. He’s chief cheese Sad Bastard at the periodic, song-centric sing-arounds featuring other notable local musicians. He has his own studio, books bands and runs sound at some of the AK-Rowdy’s best live music venues. He’ll even avenge the honor of local musicians when promoters threaten to take advantage. - Devil Strip Magazine

Press for Diamond Kites

Akron Beacon Journal

Their music still has the drama of vintage Jeff Klemm & The Letters, evidenced by the debut single, “All Mine,” which has all the power chords and start-stop riffage we’ve come to expect. But the self-described “art pop rock band” also seems to be interested in infusing some “pop” into the “rock” with some synths and loops. - Akron Beacon Journal

Press for Maid Myriad

Cleveland Scene Magazine

The band goes for the esoteric and atmospheric on its new album, With Haste on Its Breath. Klemm wails on the album opener "Encircled." Elsewhere, the songs stay true to "kaleidoscope rock," the term the band has used to describe its neo-progressive rock. Heavily textured songs such as "Camera Eye" and "Dance by the Moonlight" have elements of Mars Volta. But the group slows things down for the simmering "Be Careful What You Wish For" and "Waiting for December," showing it can capably change gears.  - Cleveland Scene Magazine “Band Of The Week”

Metal Sucks

"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

Earsplit Compound

"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

No Clean Singing

"Jeff Klemm has to be one of the best singers within this style. He was definitely very spot on live." - No Clean Singing

American Aftermath

"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

Akron Beacon Journal

"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

Team Rock

“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

Prog Archives

“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