Keep Shelly In Athens get remixed by Different Sleep & adds him as opener for North American tour

Keep Shelly In Athens get remixed by Different Sleep & adds him as opener for North American tour
STREAM: “Benighted” (Different Sleep Remix) –  

Today Keep Shelly In Athens shares the Different Sleep remix of their single “Benighted” via KCRW.  They are also very pleased to announce that labelmates Different Sleep will be joining them as direct opener on their fall North American tour, which launches on Halloween in DC. The band’s new album, Now I’m Readyis due on Oct. 16 on Friend of Friends.

Born in the midst of a creative surge in the pop-leaning underground, Greek act Keep Shelly In Athens have been a force in the indie world for the last half decade, releasing projects on Cascine, Gorilla vs. Bear label arm Forest Family and British heavyweight Planet Mu. Now, the Athens-based duo arrive on Los Angeles outlet Friends of Friends with the Now I’m Ready LP, their second official LP and their most emotionally mature, sonically adventurous effort to date.

At eight songs and 45 minutes, the album strikes a concise, yet imposing figure, each individual effort comprised of enough peaks and valleys to bring the listener to the edge and back again. Lifted off by lead single “Fractals”, Now I’m Ready is not your typical indie effort, un-beholden to tempo and style, the album skips across genre tropes with ease,  each track guided by producer RΠЯ’s singular aesthetic and vocalist Myrtha’s unmistakable crescendos.

And whether you’re locked into a long road trip, careening around a city or looking over the Mediterranean, Keep Shelly In Athens bring an arresting pathos to the proceedings, felt everywhere from the breakbeat-led madness of “Hollow Man” to the ever-building, hypnotic vocal qualities of “Now I’m Ready”. It’s only the duo’s second official LP, but considering their release history on outlets as diverse as Cascine, Forest Family and Planet Mu, it’s no surprise that their arrival on Friends of Friends is such an unabated success.


Oct. 31, 2015 – Washington,D.C. @ U Street Music Hall
Nov. 03, 2015 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
Nov. 04, 2015 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Nov. 05, 2015 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
Nov. 07, 2015 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
Nov. 09, 2015 – Atlanta, GA @ Purgatory
Nov. 10, 2015 – New Orleans, LA @ Hi-Ho Lounge
Nov. 11, 2015 – San Antonio, TX @ Limelight
Nov. 12, 2015 – Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room
Nov. 13, 2015 – Dallas, TX @ The Foundry
Nov. 14, 2015 – El Paso, TX @ The Lowbrow Palace
Nov. 16, 2015 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
Nov. 17, 2015 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Nov. 18, 2015 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Bahia
Nov. 19, 2015 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Nov. 20, 2015 – Oakland, CA @ Awaken
Nov. 21, 2015 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset
Nov. 22, 2015 – Vancouver, CANADA @ Fortune
Nov. 23, 2015 – Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown
Nov. 24, 2015 – Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
Nov. 25, 2015 – Walla Walla, WA @ Main Street Studios
Nov. 27, 2015 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
Nov. 28, 2015 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
Nov. 29, 2015 – Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
Nov. 30, 2015 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
Dec. 01, 2015 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Dec. 02, 2015 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency
Dec. 03, 2015 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s
Dec. 04, 2015 – Toronto, CANADA @ The Drake Hotel
Dec. 05, 2015 – Montreal, CANADA @ Fairmount

All dates w/ Different Sleep

Keep Shelly In Athens
Now I’m Ready
(Friends of Friends)
Street Date: Oct. 16, 2015
Pre-Order via iTunes / Bandcamp

Track List:

1. Fractals
2. Silent Rain
3. Now I’m Ready (featuring Ocean Hope)
4. Line 4 (Orange)
5. Benighted
6. Hollow Man
7. Nobody
8. Hunter



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