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Different Sleep – Lost Profit feat. Angelina Lucero

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Chicago-based producer Rafa Alvarez aka Different Sleep teams up with Angelina Lucero (member of Different Sleep’s Friends of Friends labelmates IDYLL). Listen to “Lost Profit” below, taken from Different Sleep’s forthcoming Last Nerve EP, out in March on Friends of Friends.

Tomas Barfod – Used to Be feat. Nina K

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Producer, DJ and WhoMadeWho drummer Tomas Barfod collaborates once again with Swedish pop singer Nina K. “Used To Be” is a splice from his forthcoming EP, Glory, which is out on November 13 on Friends of Friends.

Keep Shelly in Athens – Silent Rain (Last Chance Remix)

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With their second album in shops now Greek act Keep Shelly In Athens have shared a new video for the album‘s title track ‘Now I’m Ready’ (already posted here) and a brand new uptempo remix from fellow Athenian Last Chance (aka Dimitris Papaspyropoulos), that could have been the perfect soundtrack for a speedboat chase or computer hacking scene in an ’80s film. Check it out below.

The duo are also about to start an epic tour of North America this weekend. See full dates below.

Keep Shelly In Athens Fall Tour
w/ Support From Different Sleep

Oct. 31, 2015 – Washington,D.C. @ U Street Music Hall
Nov. 03, 2015 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott
Nov. 04, 2015 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s
Nov. 05, 2015 – New York, NY @ Le Poisson Rouge
Nov. 07, 2015 – Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight
Nov. 09, 2015 – Atlanta, GA @ Purgatory
Nov. 10, 2015 – New Orleans, LA @ Hi-Ho Lounge
Nov. 11, 2015 – San Antonio, TX @ Limelight
Nov. 12, 2015 – Austin, TX @ Empire Control Room
Nov. 13, 2015 – Dallas, TX @ The Foundry
Nov. 14, 2015 – El Paso, TX @ The Lowbrow Palace
Nov. 16, 2015 – Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar
Nov. 17, 2015 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah
Nov. 18, 2015 – Los Angeles, CA @ Club Bahia
Nov. 19, 2015 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
Nov. 20, 2015 – Oakland, CA @ Awaken
Nov. 21, 2015 – Seattle, WA @ Sunset
Nov. 22, 2015 – Vancouver, CANADA @ The Cobalt
Nov. 23, 2015 – Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown
Nov. 24, 2015 – Spokane, WA @ The Bartlett
Nov. 25, 2015 – Walla Walla, WA @ Main Street Studios
Nov. 27, 2015 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake
Nov. 28, 2015 – Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
Nov. 29, 2015 – Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
Nov. 30, 2015 – Des Moines, IA @ Vaudeville Mews
Dec. 01, 2015 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
Dec. 02, 2015 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency
Dec. 03, 2015 – Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s
Dec. 04, 2015 – Toronto, CANADA @ The Drake Hotel
Dec. 05, 2015 – Montreal, CANADA @ Fairmount

Video: Keep Shelly In Athens – Now I’m Ready

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Greek duo Keep Shelly in Athens have just shared the official video for the title track of their new excellent album, Now I’m Ready, which features the musical talents of another Grecian downtempo duo, Ocean Hope.

The band teamed up with FACES (the directorial collaboration between Gareth Warland and Noelle Rodrigues) to create this dreamy music video. “We wanted to give the video a ’70s Ektachrome feel and took influence from the beautiful films and Polaroids of Tarkovsky and the photography of David Hamilton,” says Warland. “We have always been big fans of female vocalists and “Now I’m Ready” is a song sung by a woman about a woman, so it was a natural choice for us to develop a female protagonist,” notes Rodrigues. “We are very interested in strong female characters, so often we find ourselves building ideas around female leads.”

Now I’m Ready is out now on Friends of Friends. For KSiA tour dates go HERE.

Keep Shelly in Athens – Now I’m Ready LP (full stream)

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Greece’s Keep Shelly In Athens release their 2nd album tomorrow via Friends of Friends and have now uploaded it in full to Soundcloud:

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.

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Keep Shelly In Athens ‘Now I’m Ready’ LP is out on October 16th via Friends of Friends.

Tomas Barfod – Glass Slipper feat. Sekuoia And Kill J

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Whomadewho drummer Tomas Barfod returns to Friends of Friends for the release of his new ‘Glory’ EP out November 13th. The first single off the EP is the beautifully haunting “Glass Slipper” which features Sekuoia and Kill J. Pre-order here.

Keep Shelly In Athens – Now I’m Ready LP

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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.

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Out on Friends of Friends on October 16, 2015. Preorder links:
iTunes: http://geni.us/KeepShellyNowReady
Bandcamp: https://keepshellyinathens.bandcamp.com/album/now-i-m-ready

Keep Shelly in Athens – Now I’m Ready feat. Ocean Hope

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Greek synth-pop duo Keep Shelly in Athens will release their new album called “Now I’m Ready” on October 6th via Friends Of Friends. The new eight-track LP is the follow-up to their excellent debut “At Home” LP, released back in 2013 via Cascine, and features Myrtha, the new lead vocalist who replaced the band’s previous singer, Sarah P.

Below you can stream the dreamy title track of the album, a collaborative effort with fellow Greek Corinth-based duo Ocean Hope. Pre-order here.

North American Tour Dates 2015:

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Keep Shelly In Athens – Fractals (Tomas Barfod Remix)

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Greek duo Keep Shelly in Athens unveiled a remix of their single “Fractals” by Danish polymath Tomas Barfod, who transforms this Balearic cut into a beautiful glimmering late-night track.

This single was the first KSIA cut to feature new vocalist Myrtha (pictured above). Their forthcoming album will be out via Friends of Friends in the near future. Stream Barfod’s remix of “Fractals” below. Get the “Fractals” single here via FoF bandcamp page.

Nadastrom – House Shoes feat. Nina K

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Here’s “House Shoes”, the latest single featuring Nina Kinert from DC/L.A. duo Nadastrom‘s forthcoming debut album due February 23rd 2015 on Friends of Friends / Dubsided.