Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Shelly Out Of Athens
By now, Keep Shelly In Athens is probably a household name, at least in houses whose inhabitants regularly access Gorilla vs. Bear, Pitchfork, No Pain In Pop, ALTERED ZONES, No Modest Bear and the like. I've avoided writing about them thus far for fear of exceeding my normal threshold of redundancy, but their In Love With Dusk 12" just came in the mail, so a quick post feels justified. If Keep Shelly In Athens' music has escaped your earshot as yet, their sensual, soul-stirring blend of melodically-pleasing disco is highly recommended. Fans of The Golden Filter and Memory Tapes will find much to appreciate here.
Grab the A-side below; then buy it from Forest Family Records as soon as possible. FFR's previous releases have sold out quickly and their first signee, Cults, just penned a record deal with Columbia. So we can expect similarly great things from Keep Shelly In Athens.
Keep Shelly In Athens - Running Out Of You
Keep Shelly In Athens - Cremona Memories
Keep Shelly In Athens - Fokionos Negri Street
Keep Shelly In Athens - Rainy Nights
In addition to dropping the In Love With Dusk 12", Keep Shelly In Athens have been twisting knobs in the remix booth. Their 12" features a remix of Body Language's "You Can," and they've also blended their sound into songs by Steve Mason and Porcelain Raft. Check the latter two below.
Steve Mason - Boys Outside (Keep Shelly In Athens Remix)
Porcelain Raft - Tip Of Your Tongue (Keep Shelly In Athens Remix)