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Keep Shelly in Athens – Silent Rain

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Greece’s Keep Shelly In Athens return in October with their 2nd album, ‘Now I’m Ready‘, following on from releases on labels like Cascine, Planet Mu and Forest Family. Ahead of it’s release the band have shared a new track off the album, ‘Falling Rain‘, which is now publicly streaming on Soundcloud.

‘Now I’m Ready’ LP, their second official LP and their most emotionally mature, sonically adventurous effort to date, is out on October, 16th via Los Angeles outlet Friends of Friends.

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Keep Shelly in Athens – Benighted


“Benighted” is the second single from Keep Shelly in Athens’ forthcoming album, which is set to be released this fall on LA label Friends of Friends. The single follows “Fractals” and features the beautiful pitch-shifted vocals of Myrtha, backed with some impressive witch house-like dark synths. “Benighted” is available now on iTunes or via Friends Of Friends.

Video: Idyll – Bad Boi


Chicago-based Electro Duo IDYLL announces the release of their visual “Bad Boi”, as premiered on COMPLEX.

“Bad Boi” is the follow-up visual to the well-received single and it is the perfect match for such a startling and compelling hit. The singer-producer duo are due to release their debut ‘One’ EP on June 16 via FoF, which you can pre-order via iTunes and Bandcamp.

With a hyperreal aesthetic and aspirations for both dance floor and home listening success, Chicago duo IDYLL have jumped into the wider pop music conscious with ease and tact since their alliance in late 2013. Comprised of vocalist Angelina Lucero and producer Jojo Yang, who began taking piano classes at the Manhattan School of Music at the age of 6, IDYLL has already garnered attention from the press.

Just over a year after their formation, IDYLL will hit the world with their debut, the ONE EP on Los Angeles independent stalwart Friends of Friends, set for a June 2015 release. Combining their omnivorous influences into an idiosyncratic final product that touches on classic singer-songwriter tropes, as well as on-the-cusp hip hop production. Both classicist unrelentingly forward thinking, IDYLL have crafted four songs that easily function as individual singles, but also come together as a homogenous whole, a testament to the duo’s chemistry. The ONE EP is IDYLL’s debut, but don’t be surprised if they’re running your summer playlists by the Fourth of July.

1. Trouble
2. Sleep
3. Bad Boi
4. For You

Video: Jerome LOL – Deleted feat. Sara Z

Here’s the official video for Jerome LOL‘s "Deleted feat. Sara Z" from the EP "Deleted/Fool", out now on Friends of Friends.

Jerome LOL – Fool feat. Angelina Lucero

Here’s the haunting new track from Jerome LOL, Fool, which features the amazing vocals from previous LOL Boys collaborator Angelina Lucero, who also sings on Deleted / Fool EP closer “True“. Jerome also made a visual accompaniment to the song here:

Pre-order Jerome LOL’s Deleted / Fool here. Out February 4 on Friends of Friends.

Jerome LOL – Edits

Jerome LOL just posted up two new edits for free download (along with new single “Always feat. Sara Z“) with pre-order of his very tight new Deleted/Fool EP, out in February ’14 on FoF. Listen below, and grab the EP here.

Jerome LOL – Always feat. Sara Z

Former LOL Boys member and co-founder of the the Body High label, Jerome Potter, a.k.a. Jerome LOL, is set to release his first proper solo EP, the four-track “Deleted/Fool”, via Friends of Friends. The record is scheduled to drop on February 4, but before then, you can stream the jazzy first single “Always”, featuring the soulful vocals of Sara Z.

1. Deleted ft. Sara Z
2. Always ft. Sara Z
3. Fool ft. Angelina Lucero
4. True ft. Angelina Lucero

Coldplay – Yellow (Jerome LOL Cover)

This is a cover of "Yellow" by Coldplay from Jerome LOL. The artwork is by Giovanni Bettacchioli. Here is a download of the track: Jerome has also a new EP coming out early 2014 on Friends of Friends. More details on that coming soon!

Video: Kyson – Missing Things

We’ve laready featured Berlin-based singer/producer Kyson‘s beautiful "Missing Things" from his just-released "The Water’s Way" LP. The track has now an official video by director Michael Williamson. Check it out below. Kyson’s ‘The Water’s Way’ is out now on Friends of Friends.

Kyson – Missing Things

The Adelaide-born, Berlin-based musician Kyson (a.k.a. 25-year-old polymath Jian Kellet Liew) will release a full-length LP entitled “The Water’s Way” on September 24 via LA’s FoF Music. The first taste from the album is ‘Missing Things’, a downtempo cut with bits of R&B and Liew’s processed vocals. Stream/download the song below.