Posts filed under ‘Keep Shelly In Athens’
Keep Shelly In Athens released a new 7-inch single, “Madmen Love”, now available via Sixteen Tambourines Records and Cascine. There’s an edge to this new track, compared to the duo’s earlier work. A menacing bass-tone underlines the song, electrified percussion clanks and echoes behind lead vocals gilded with peril. “Madmen Love” is the A-Side to “Time Exists Only to Betray Us” and an apparent full-length to follow. Follow Keep Shelly In Athens at facebook. – David D. Robbins Jr.
Ireland’s MMOTHS (aka Jack Colleran) has a new video for his song “Heart”, which was re-worked with the help of Keep Shelly In Athens vocalist Sarah P. She adds a lofty, romantic touch to the track. You can download the song for free via MMOTHS’ official website. The track will be on MMOTHS’ self-titled EP out on March 5 via SQE. – David D. Robbins Jr.
It says a lot about a band, that 27 years after a song is created, we still find it touches us. A new project presents eleven versions of one song, The Jesus And Mary Chain’s gorgeous, “Just Like Honey” for a cause. Listen to Keep Shelly In Athens’ ultra-quiet re-working of the song below. Go to bandcamp and listen to 10 more, by groups with sounds as varied as KidCity, Glisk, Oh Minnows, and We Are Enfant Terrible. Be sure to visit the Just Like Honey website which seems to be sponsoring the whole project. Profits from the “Just Like Honey” charity covers compilation will be donated to Breast Cancer Care. A track costs around £1 or $1.50 U.S., but you can give more to support the charity. -- David D. Robbins Jr.
A gorgeously gossamer track from Ireland’s MMOTHS called “Heart” gets a re-working, thanks to the additional work of Keep Shelly In Athens, including vocals from Sarah P. The steady drip of rain, the vibration of the keyboards chords, the stuttered bass beat, and her voice all work together to make the track feel light and airy as vapor and daydream. You can download the song for free via MMOTHS’ facebook link. – David D. Robbins Jr.
Elegant electro-pop duo Keep Shelly In Athens announced a limited-release date of Nov. 8 for their upcoming 12-inch EP, “Our Own Dream”. There will only be 500 copies available, 250 on white vinyl and 250 on silver, so get them while they last, which likely won’t be long. The tracklist is: Side A: 1. Lazy Noon, 2. Our Own Dream, 3. ABADABAD (Remix); Side B: 1. DIY, 2. Fairytale, 3. a) The Rouge Superhero b) Ready To Pay The Price. The first single, “Lazy Noon”, follows the band’s debut EP, “In Love With Dusk”. The song is a sumptuous loungecore getaway, with spaced-out synth and jazzy bass. Follow the band on twitter. – David D. Robbins Jr.
Master of found-footage videographer, Jamie Harley, has a new video up for Transparent artist Keep Shelly In Athens‘ dreampop wonder, “Hauntin’ Me”. Harley has created a number of videos posted here at Their Bated Breath covering artists as ranging as Museum of Bellas Artes, Twin Shadow, and How to Dress Well. This time the footage is from Mikhail Kalatozov’s “The Cranes Are Flying” (1957) and “The Unsent Letter” (1959). — David D. Robbins Jr.
Here’s a new track, “Song to Cheer You Up”, from Keep Shelly In Athens, courtesy of Transparent records. It’s still in their chill style, but with more of a soulful vibe, and a bit of Latin flair. The vocals are lush and pretty, the piano/synth cascading into short, bursting jazz-guitar riffs. It’s another beautiful song from the Grecian duo. You can order “”Song To Cheer You Up” on Monday, Feb. 21 at Transparent by clicking here, or check out their other releases. – David D. Robbins Jr.
ON THE DOWN-LOW: Greece’s Keep Shelly In Athens, have a new 6-song 12-inch EP coming out in December, entitled “In the Love With Dusk” (Insound Records), a fitting umbrella-name for the one free track they’ve posted, “Running Out of You”. The song begins with synthesized bells and fuzz, fading into an slow grind of sexiness not unlike the Martina Topley Bird-led Massive Attack songs or Portishead. It’s as equally sensual as it is creepy and dark. I’ve also heard their track, “Fokionos Negri Street”, which is much lighter fare, with R&B-styled loops, danceable beats, low key grooves, rhythmic keyboard, and programmed horns. This is a group to watch. Follow them on blogspot here. – David D. Robbins Jr.