By Kavit Sumud | December 4th, 2012
My friend introduced me to this remix by saying, “If you listen closely, you can hear the sky falling” — which was so disarmingly apt that it influences my every repeat listen. Keep Shelly in Athens’ work often feels like exhilarating suffocation or walking in perpetuity through a colorfully, vivid Hitchcock film (in all the best ways), but this has a whole new approach to it.
The sky is indeed falling in this song, but the track doesn’t take us on a gothic, Chicken Little adventure. Instead, Keep Shelly in Athens’ production makes the song feel like space pop in a very M83 fashion. But if M83 is a band that instills a visceral, extragalactic experience to the listener, this track is your space shuttle into that orbit. For a band so focused on being grounded in your emotions like Keep Shelly in Athens, this is a novel and beautiful disruption of that.
While this is the first mention of Young Wonder on Indie Shuffle, I predict it won’t be the last for the Irish based band. Check out more at their SoundCloud and catch a free download as well. However, if you’re not familiar with Greek duo Keep Shelly In Athens, you should be. Indie Shuffle has featured one of my favorite songs by them, “Lazy Noon“ from 2011 and one of my favorite tracks from 2012 they are featured on Solar Bears’, “Alpha People.” You can thank us later, Shufflers.