Chris Klippel

San Francisco’s Chris Klippel makes perhaps the finest clarinet-heavy bedroom indie-soul I’ve ever heard, and he’s back with a new collection of originals, A/B. Despite heavy influence from soul music of years’ past, his continued excellent use of acoustic guitar and clarinet create a distinct style that is all his own, making him one of my favorite DIY artists around. The seven originals and one cover that compose A/B are below, followed by his old-school take on the lyric video for “I’ve Got to Get Away”.

Klippel tells me he’s playing free a house show with a full band September 7, and he’ll be joined by Ripe Mangoes and another band TBA. Hit up his Facebook page for details. He also compiled his favorite tracks from his earlier releases for Chris Klippel’s Self-Proclaimed Greatest Hits, which also deserves your attention.