Greek Out to Keep Shelly in Athens' Chillwave
by Dave Segal
on Wed, Oct 23, 2013 at 11:27 AM
(Barboza) Greek duo Keep Shelly in Athens sound a lot like many other American and English duos these days: They deploy distant, wispy female vocals (by Sarah P.) over gauzy, Day-Glo keyboard textures, and uncomplicated, unobtrusively danceable beats by RΠR. (We used to call this "chillwave" back in the night.) Everything seems to be coated in a sugary frost, and it comes off as manicured as exurban lawns. The appeal is understandable: Keep Shelly in Athens's music makes you feel securely enwombed and sweetly anaesthetized. It provides a safe sort of escapism. With Chad Valley.