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Today Keep Shelly In Athens shares “Silent Rain,” the fourth single from its forthcoming LP Now I’m Ready, due Oct. 16 on Friends of Friends via DUMMY, who writes about the track: “Dreamy and meditative textures are traded for propulsive and direct melodies, with Myrtha’s vocals repeating a refrain that calls for a moment of hydration until it rises above hazy synths and dissolves into a blur of mood and mood alone.”

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.


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