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Friday, Sep 04 2015 | 04:47
Image: 1599104 FOF present the sophomore album Now I'm Ready from Keep Shelly In Athens.

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

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 R??’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.

Key Points:
• “Fractals” (debut single from Now I’m Ready) reached #1
on Hype Machine charts
• Press support from NPR, Pitchfork, The Guardian,
Gorilla vs Bear, Stereogum, Noisey and more
• Previous live performances include Coachella, Fun Fun
Fun Fest, Parklife Festival, Corsica Studios, Bowery
Ballroom, Roxy Theatre and more
Press Quotes:
• “They’ll make you happy to feel sad.” – The Guardian

• "A shimmering, sexy-smooth, Balearic pop dream, perfect for
soundtracking all the lingering yearning and regret of your
next late-night comedown" – Gorilla Vs Bear Available from 20.11.2015
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