Faded Paper Figures are an American Indie pop electronica band from Los Angeles, California.  FPF is mad up of R. John Williams (guitar, vocals), Kael Alden (bass, guitar, drums) and Heather Alden (vocals).  The band is best known for their electro-organic sound sometimes compared to bands and artists like Weevil, The Postal Service, Bell and Sebastian, Lights and Morrissey.  The band formed in February 2007 and released their debut album “Dynamo” in 2008.  Their second album, “New Medium,” was released on  May 25, 2010.  A third album, “The Matter,” was released on October 22, 2012.

FPF first met in early 2007 at a party in Irvine, California, where John Williams and Kael Alden were discussing music.  Kael was composing music for TV and film with his older brothers company, Robot Repair.  John already had some experience as a musician and songwriter.  Both were full of ideas for a new sound and decided to record some material together.  Over the next few month they wrote and composed a number of songs with which they experimented blending traditional guitar with electronica.  The songs went up on MySpace under the name “Machine Discourse.”  Heather Alden joined as a harmony vocalist which helped to round out and soften the band’s sound.  Shortly after, the band changed their name to “Faded Paper Figures” and began to grow an audience with the release of a few new songs.  NPR described their first album as “a balance of upbeat and soothing electronics,” but their recent music has taken on a more energetic tone with live drum sounds mixing with electro breats.

The band is also currently composing new music for their next album and will have a new music video released soon.  With their mix of softly spoken vocals with upbeat electronic beats and rhythm guitars, Faded Paper Figures fits the perfect nitch you’ve been missing with your alternative music.

Check out some of their biggest hits below and be on the lookout for some of their new music which they say will be released soon.




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