KEEP SHELLY IN ATHENS, CHAD VALLEY
Oct 25 2013
155 Fell Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Supporting Acts: SPELLS
KEEP SHELLY IN ATHENS
Thoroughly entrenched in summertime, Keep Shelly in Athens and Cascine put forward "Recollection," the first proper single from the band's debut album, At Home, set for release September 17. Set against a thoroughly rocking breakbeat and a sun-kissed chord progression, "Recollection" shows Keep Shelly in Athens walking the line between edge and openness, vitality and drama. As the name implies, Keep Shelly in Athens is an Athens Greece-based duo that began building their reputation on the strength of early singles and EPs released in 2010 & '11 via Forest Family Records and Transparent. At Home, their inaugural album, comes out via Cascine and was constructed along a travel-based narrative, to ebb and flow with experiences accumulated on the road around the world. Keep Shelly in Athens is producer RNR, who builds the music along a framework of warm, driving breaks, and Sarah P. who threads the material with seductive, dream-inducing vocals.
Chad Valley are the personal outpourings of one Hugo Manuel, the balearic-inclined vocalist of Oxford's Jonquil and founder member of the Blessing Force collective. Taking a more electronic approach to sunset vibes, Hugo has made quite a splash this past summer. In his short 25 show career he's already played in Dublin, Paris, Budapest, Belgrade and Istanbul, been a big smash at In The City and supported the likes of Amiina, Mountain Goats and Foals. His music has been on every blog you can think of from Gorilla vs. Bear to Pitchfork's Forkcast, the latter of which has featured him three times in recent months and at one point in late October was the fourth most blogged about artist on the planet. He's enjoyed a host of radio plays across the BBC and had his debut BBC session recorded for Huw Stephens' show in January 2011. Chad Valley's debut EP is out on Service's US imprint Cascine (USA / UK / JP / Scan) and French label Maman (EU) and a follow up is slated for release this coming Spring in UK, US and Japan.