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Keep Shelly In Athens – “Benighted” (Stereogum Premiere)

Keep Shelly In Athens have done a good job of navigating out of the chillwave waters that they were moored to with their debut album. Part of that has to do with the addition of new vocalist Myrtha, and the rest of it just feels like organic growth. “Benighted” follows “Fractals” as the second single… More »

By: James Rettig / June 2, 2015 - 11:58 am

Keep Shelly In Athens – “Fractals (Tomas Barfod Remix)”

Keep Shelly In Athens put out “Fractals” towards the end of last year, their first track to feature vocals from new lead singer Myrtha. It serves as a signal of what’s to come for the Greek band — they’re getting ready to release another full-length via Friends Of Friends in the fall, and they’ve recruited… More »

By: James Rettig / February 3, 2015 - 11:27 pm

Keep Shelly In Athens – “Fractals”

Greece’s Keep Shelly In Athens have a new singer and a new song. Myrtha, who replaces the band’s previous singer, Sarah P, has a dreamy, light vocal style that weaves in and out of the processed guitars and electric melody in the Euro-lounge song, “Fractals.” The duo (Myrtha and Keep Shelly In Athens founder RΠЯ)… More »

By: Maggie Stamets / November 10, 2014 - 11:24 am

BottleRock 2014 Sunday: Thee Oh Sees And Deerhunter Deliver Strong Sets For Small Crowds

It’s not uncommon for a festival’s last day to be something of a comedown. It’s Sunday, and everyone’s sunburnt and hungover and staring down the barrel of a work week — the return to reality matched with the physical fatigue of having stood out in a field for three days. It takes a powerful and… More »

By: Ryan Leas / June 2, 2014 - 1:59 pm

Keep Shelly In Athens – “Old Time Glory”

Over the weekend, Sarah P, singer for the Greek dream-pop duo Keep Shelly In Athens, announced on Twitter that she was leaving the group. As something of a parting gift, the group released one final song with Sarah, and it really underlines what a shame it is that she’s leaving. The track is a crisp,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 20, 2014 - 12:26 pm

Keep Shelly In Athens – “Oostende” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Greek synth-pop emoters Keep Shelly In Athens released At Home this year, but they aren’t finished culling great videos from the record’s exquisite songs. The latest, “Oostende,” is a mournfully epic letterboxed love story to match a mournfully epic song, an ’80s throwback that splits the difference between M83 and the Drive soundtrack. Directors Brenda… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 12, 2013 - 11:25 am

Keep Shelly In Athens – “Flyaway”

After a few years of trickling out dreamy synth-pop the Athens- (Greece, not Georgia) based duo Keep Shelly In Athens have finally gotten their debut album off the ground. The tracks we’ve heard so far (“Oostende” and “Recollection” have been like dance-music comfort food; all gem-like synths, driving drums, and gorgeously manipulated vocals. This new… More »

By: Miles Bowe / August 29, 2013 - 11:13 am

Keep Shelly In Athens – “Oostende”

Keep Shelly In Athens will release their long-time-coming debut LP At Home in September. The Grecian duo have previously offered “Recollection” from the album and follow it up with this ’80s teen fantasy pop track, “Oostende.” Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / August 6, 2013 - 4:51 pm

Keep Shelly In Athens – “Recollection”

Grecian duo Keep Shelly In Athens have been weaving dream-pop releases for a few years now, but in September they will finally drop their debut full-length At Home. Here is the LP’s first single “Recollection,” which is teeming with a new age sound made cool with shoegaze undertones. Check it out below. More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / July 16, 2013 - 1:24 pm

Keep Shelly In Athens Cover “Just Like Honey”

To raise money for the Breast Cancer Care nonprofit, the indie podcast Just Like Honey is releasing a new compilation, on which 11 different bands cover the Jesus And Mary Chain song that gave the podcast its name. One of those bands is the Greek duo Keep Shelly In Athens, whose gauzy, reverbed-out take o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 31, 2012 - 9:58 am

Stereogum’s Monthly Mix: October 2011

Alright, y’all know what time it is. It’s the Halloweekend, and today we’ve got some of the best tracks from the last month that fit nicely into whatever theme-heavy environment you’re trying to create. Whether it’s a spare spectralness (Atlas Sound), a haunted heaviness (Crystal Stilts), or just some aggro rap music with a titular… More »

By: Stereogum / October 28, 2011 - 5:20 pm

Keep Shelly In Athens – “DIY” (Stereogum Premiere)

Graecian duo Keep Shelly In Athens is set to release their new 12” on the first day of their fall US tour, and today they share the majestic “DIY” from that collection. It’s a song that builds into a stuttering, dense climax without ever quite succumbing to the busy, teeming madness underneath. Grab the download… More »

By: Corban Goble / October 27, 2011 - 2:19 pm

Porcelain Raft – “Tip Of Your Tongue” (Keep Shelly In Athens Remix)

Grecian Forest Family/Transparent duo Keep Shelly In Athens’ remix of “Tip Of Your Tongues” appears on a 4-song Porcelain Raft remix EP alongside additional tweaks to London-via-Rome one-man lighter factory Mauro Remiddi’s debut single by Blood Diamonds, Nowa Huta, and Blackbird Blackbird. Keep Shelly’s breezy, after-hours Mediterranean expansion is the opener for a reason:… More »

By: brandon / December 13, 2010 - 12:21 pm